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November 9, 2022 Leave a comment

Vous êtes cordialement invité-é au lancement du collectif sous la direction de Kaveh Boveiri, L’Héritage de Hegel/Hegel’s Heritage, Québec, PUL, coll. Mercure du Nord, novembre 2022, 236 p.

Contributions de Émilia Angelova, Kaveh Boveiri, Bruno Antonini, Andreas Arndt, Jennifer Ann Bates, Andrew Buchwalter, Danny Goldstick, Éric Martin, Fred Moseley, Éric Puisais, Marie-Andrée Ricard, Tony Smith, Frieder Otto Wolf, Georges Zongo.



Je profite de la joyeuse occasion pour fêter également mon livre d’ego-histoire, paru pendant la pandémie, Soudainement, comme s’allume une lumière… D’Alexandrie à Montréal, un trajet intellectuel. Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2021, 106 pages.



L’événement aura lieu le

29 novembre 2022

17h30 – 19h00


ESPACE PHILO
5e étage, Département de Philosophie (W-5350)

Pavillon Thérèse-Cassegrain

455, boulevard René-Lévesque Est

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Invitation chaire UNESCO 16 novembre 2022

November 8, 2022 Leave a comment

Vous êtes cordialement invités

Mercredi 16 novembre 14h00-16h00

Violaine LEMAY, UdeM ; Centre de recherche en droit public

Bonaventure MVÉ ONDO, recteur hon., U.Omar Bongo

et Agence universitaire francophone

DUO 2 Bado NDOYE, U. Cheikh Anka Diop et Steeve ELLA, École normale supérieure de Libreville

i-L’ethnophilosophie et sa critique de Paulin Hountoundji

ii-L’institution démocratique en Afrique :

l’exemple du Mvett et le tribunal populaire d’Engong



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William Thierry Tonye Bayiha, coordonnateur,

william.thierry.tonye.bayiha@umontreal.ca

Riana Betzler – The Antiquity of Empathy: Why Research on the Evolution of Empathy Matters for Contemporary Moral Psychology

November 2, 2022 Leave a comment

The Biology Department at McGill will be hosting Prof. Riana Betzler (San Jose State University) this Thursday, Nov 3rd at 4:00pm (Coffee and Pastries at 3:30pm) in StewBio (N2/2).

She will present her ground-breaking evolutionary research on the:

The Antiquity of Empathy: Why Research on the Evolution of Empathy Matters for Contemporary Moral Psychology

Ideas on the origins of empathy and its relationship to modern society have never been more important than the present. As the world and its cultures become more polarized and wars continue it is crucially important to understand the philosophical foundations of empathy.

Kristin Voigt – Relational equality and commemoration

October 25, 2022 Leave a comment

Le département de philosophie de l’UQAM a le plaisir d’accueillir la professeure Kristin Voigt (McGill University) qui donnera une conférence intitulée « Relational equality and commemoration ».

Date: Vendredi 4 novembre, de 15h à 17h

Format hybride: salle N-8510 de l’UQAM et simultanément sur Zoom.

Résumé: Commemorations and naming practices (e.g. of towns, streets or sports teams) that reflect racist or otherwise problematic aspects of political history have become the subject of intense debate, in many cases leading to removal or renaming. Much of the philosophical debate on this topic has approached the question of problematic commemoration through the lens of relational equality, focusing on the disrespect these commemorations express and their consequences for the self-respect of the targeted group. In this paper I argue that, as far as relational equality is concerned, how decisions about such commemorations are made is at least as important as the outcomes of those decisions. Moreover, these decisions are accompanied by an underappreciated risk that certain aspects relational equality are undermined. From this perspective, I argue, two points come into view. First, debate about historical facts surrounding the commemoration or name in question is often less relevant than is typically assumed; recognising this is important not least because such debates can have inegalitarian effects. Second, there are relational egalitarian reasons to make decisions about problematic commemorations in a top-down, seemingly undemocratic fashion. The paper focuses on commemoration involving what I call denigrating names, i.e. pejorative names for certain social groups, but I also consider the implications of my argument for other kinds of commemorations and naming practices.

Inscription pour Zoom: https://uqam.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdOCgrDMtGtaosjSB8WBsRoArx-nG3EVM

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez SVP contacter Mauro Rossi (UQAM) à rossi.mauro@uqam.ca.

Conférence GRIN – Benoît Gaultier (University of Zurich), 4 novembre 2022 @ 10:00

October 18, 2022 Leave a comment

Sur la nature (et la rationalité) de la foi (non religieuse)
Conférence par\Conference by: Benoît Gaultier (University of Zurich)

4 novembre 2022 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Où: Salle/Room: W-5215, 5e étage Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain (W), UQAM (455, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est)

*La conférence sera aussi présentée sur Zoom. /The conference will also be presented on Zoom.

Résumé: Les débats épistémologiques contemporains se sont largement concentrés sur les normes de la croyance. Tandis que d’autres attitudes doxastiques se trouvent aujourd’hui faire l’objet d’un regain d’intérêt, telles par exemple la suspension de jugement et la certitude, d’autres demeurent largement négligées. Parmi ces attitudes, la foi, entendue en un sens non nécessairement religieux — c’est-à-dire l’attitude visée par des expressions comme “il faut que tu aies davantage foi en tes chances !”, “j’ai foi en tes capacités” ou “je sais que la victoire de l’Olympique de Marseille est très improbable, mais j’y crois”. La littérature récente consacrée à cette attitude s’est beaucoup concentrée sur les questions de savoir si, et en quel sens, la foi ainsi comprise requiert qu’on croie à la vérité de la proposition concernée (au sens ordinaire auquel on croit que notre voisin joue encore du saxophone dans son salon) ainsi que sur la question de savoir quelles sont les autres conditions qui doivent être satisfaites pour qu’une attitude soit une attitude de foi. Dans cette présentation, je reviendrai sur ces deux questions. J’explorerai en particulier la relation qu’entretiennent la foi et l’espoir puis, sur la base de l’analyse de la nature de la foi que j’aurai menée, dirai quelques mots de sa rationalité.

Philosophy Speaker Series Fall 2022: Reza Hadisi, Kristin Andrews, Chike Jeffers & Rob Wilson

October 7, 2022 Leave a comment

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Reza Hadisi on Friday, October 14th, 2022, as part of the Concordia Philosophy Speaker Series.

Speaker: Reza Hadisi is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Much of his work is informed by his interest in the history of philosophy, especially Kant and the medieval Islamic philosophers.

Time: Friday, October 14, 3 to 5 p.m.

Title: Between the Particular and the Universal: Lessons from Suhrawardi

Location: Webster Library LB-362, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Abstract: According to a long tradition in philosophy, imagination, unlike reason and sensation, is only a secondary source of knowledge. In this talk, Reza Hadisi will discuss the views of a pivotal figure in the history of medieval Arabic and Persian philosophy, Shihab al-Din al-Suhrawardi (1154–1191) who argued that imagination is a primary source of knowledge. While many valuable studies have already analyzed the role of imagination in Suhrawardi’s philosophy, these accounts often leave readers with the impression that unless we buy into the entire philosophical, and perhaps theological framework, of his thought, we would not be able to accept or even understand the underlying theory of imagination. Reza Hadisi will argue that Suhrawardi’s epistemology of imagination has philosophical merits independently, and some of the arguments for it can be reconstructed outside the general framework of his philosophy.

The lecture is free and open to all. The venue is wheelchair accessible.







The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Kristin Andrews on Friday, November 4th, 2022, as part of the Concordia Philosophy Speaker Series.

Speaker: Kristin Andrews is York Research Chair in Animal Minds and Professor of Philosophy at York University (Toronto), where she also helps coordinate the Cognitive Science program, serves on the board of directors of the Borneo Orangutan Society Canada, and is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous publications on social minds, animal minds, and ethics.

Time: Friday, November 4, 3 to 5 p.m.

Title: Social Norms in Nonhuman Animals

Location: Webster Library LB-362, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Abstract: Social norms—rules governing which behaviors are deemed appropriate or inappropriate within a given community—are typically taken to be uniquely human. The view that norms are ‘human unique’ stems from commitments regarding the psychological capacities required for having them and skepticism that animals possess these prerequisites. However, among norm cognition researchers, there is little agreement about the cognitive architecture that underpins social norms in humans. In this lecture, Kristin Andrews draws inspiration from the progress made in animal culture research. She will develop an operationalized account of social norms as a socially maintained pattern of behavioral conformity within a community and offer methods for studying social norms in wild and captive primate populations.

The lecture is free and open to all. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be served.



The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Chike Jeffers on Monday, November 14th, 2022, as part of the Concordia Philosophy Speaker Series.

Speaker: Chike Jeffers is Canada Research Chair in Africana Philosophy and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University.

Time: Monday, November 14, 3 to 5 p.m.

Title: Eloquent Responses: Ethical and Political Themes in Ancient Egyptian Literature

Location: Webster Library LB-322, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Co-presented by the Social Justice Centre, this lecture is free and open to all. The venue is wheelchair accessible. A coffee and tea reception will follow in the Friends of the Library Room LB-361.



The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Rob Wilson on Friday, November 18th, 2022, as part of the Concordia Philosophy Speaker Series.

Speaker: Rob Wilson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia in the School of Humanities. His work on eugenics seeks to make both positive and transformational changes to marginalized peoples in various ways.

Time: Friday, November 18, 3 to 5 p.m.

Title: Philosophical Silences: Some Thoughts on Race, Gender, and Eugenics

Location: Webster Library LB-362, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Abstract: Drawing on the work of Charles Mills on race and of Susan Babbitt on gender, as well as the speaker’s own on eugenics and disability, this talk raises some questions about philosophy’s boundaries, history, sociology, and community engagement. The discipline of philosophy has had (and continues to have) an uneasy relationship with race, gender, and disability. The hope is for the talk to spark some constructive thinking about how the future need not be like the past.

The lecture is free and open to all. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be served.



For more information regarding the Philosophy Speaker Series, please contact faculty member coordinator Dr. Nabeel Hamid.

PhiloSitué-es – Karen François – Cultures of Science

October 3, 2022 Leave a comment

Pour sa 56e conférence, PhiloSitué-es (anciennement « Fillosophie ») a le plaisir d’accueillir Karen François (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) pour une conférence intitulée “Cultures of Science”.

La présentation aura lieu le vendredi, 7 octobre à 14 h, au local W-5215 de l’UQAM (455 boulevard René Lévesque).

Résumé de la conférence :

In this lecture I will start with an overview of my research career and my research output to take you to the topic of ‘Cultures of Science’ from my own perspective and my background in philosophy of science. Central question I have to deal with, as a teacher in the Ba and Ma in Philosophy, and in managing support for young researchers (as the director of the doctoral training), is “How to deal with diversity”. As a first concrete example, I will introduce you on how my research topic ‘Politics of Mathematics’ became an interesting background knowledge to apply to the support of young researchers in offering a variety of scientific methods. As a second example of dealing with diversity and offering good practices for education and training I will introduce my fascination and my research on ethnomathematics. This takes me to the core topic of my current research ‘Woke mathematics’ or how to deal with diversity in mathematics education.

Pour trouver plus d’informations sur la conférence, veuillez consulter l’événement Facebook ou notre site web.

Nous espérons vous y voir en grand nombre !

L’équipe PhiloSitué-es


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Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette – Responsabilité et histoire — Les défenses d’abord

October 3, 2022 Leave a comment

Conférence GRIN – Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette (Université de Neuchâtel)
Responsabilité et histoire — Les défenses d’abord
07 octobre 2022 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Où/Where: Salle/Room: W-5215, 5e étage Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain (W), UQAM (455, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est)

*La conférence sera aussi présentée sur Zoom. /The conference will also be presented on Zoom.

Résumé/Abstract : Cette présentation introduit l’approche des questions de responsabilité morale qui passe d’abord par les défenses, une approche déjà en marche chez Peter Strawson (1964). Plutôt que demander si, par exemple, le déterminisme supprime la responsabilité morale, on demande s’il donne une défense – une justification, une excuse ou une exemption. J’appliquerai cette méthode à une question d’histoire personnelle : dois-je être responsable de mon caractère pour être responsable de mon action ?

Chaire UNESCO – Première séance

October 2, 2022 Leave a comment

Mercredi 12 octobre 14h00-16h00

DUO 1 Violaine LEMAY, UdeM ; Centre de recherche en droit public 

Bonaventure MVÉ ONDO, recteur hon., U.Omar Bongo et Agence universitaire francophone

Georice BERTHIN MADÉBÉ, U.Omar Bongo, 

Centre de recherche sur l’interculturalité et l’interdisciplinarité 

i-Philosophie politique émergente des relations entre savoirs disciplinaires 

ou endogènes de continents différents 

ii-L’invariable et fondamentale tâche de déconstruction des catégories implicites

Voici les liens Zoom et FaceBook pour toutes les séances :

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IID de réunion : 854 0863 4235 Code secret : 842630 

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William Thierry Tonye Bayiha, coordonnateur, 

william.thierry.tonye.bayiha@umontreal.ca

Montreal Philosophy of Science Network Presents: Stephan Hartmann, Thursday September 29, 5-7pm

September 20, 2022 Leave a comment

Montreal Philosophy of Science Network Presents: Bayesian Explanationism

Stephan Hartmann, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich

Thursday September 29th, 2022, 5-7pm

(hybrid: in person and online)

In person: McGill University, Leacock 927

Online participation: please visit the Montreal Philosophy of Science Network website for the Zoom link: https://montrealphilscinet.wordpress.com/activites-activities/

Abstract: Peter Lipton famously argued that we want our scientific theories to be lovely and likely, that is, we want them to provide good explanations and to be very probable (if not true). Unfortunately, there is a tension between these two epistemic virtues, and it is not clear how they are related. Thus, the question arises whether the Bayesian (who prefers likely theories) and the explanationist (who prefers lovely theories) can be friends, as Lipton claims. Although much ink has been spilled over this question, in this talk I want to take a fresh look at it and make two points: First, I argue that successfully providing an explanation is an example of non-empirical evidence in favor of the theory in question. This point can be made more precise by a simple Bayesian model, which also provides (as a bonus point, so to speak) a justification for the bonus point approach to explanationism inspired by van Fraassen and championed by Douven – at least if certain conditions are met. Second, I investigate how the strength of an explanation – its explanatory power – can be measured in Bayesian terms, and show how this all fits nicely into a coherentist epistemology of science.

For more information, please contact Dr. Eran Tal, Canada Research Chair in Data Ethics and Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, McGill University: https://www.mcgill.ca/philosophy/eran-tal