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Concordia Speaker Series Lectures in March & April: Posteraro, Müller, Kaplan, and Gardiner

March 24, 2022 Leave a comment

Dear philosophers,


Good news, there are four more Philosophy Speaker Series Lectures to close out this 2021-22 academic year! Be sure to attend all of them and invite your friends, colleagues, and students.





The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Tano Posteraro via Zoom tomorrow, Friday, March 25, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Tano Posteraro is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University. His first book, Bergson’s Philosophy of Biology, is forthcoming through Edinburgh UP.


Time: Friday, March 25, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy

Zoom Registration: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-iuqD8pH9wlN-T0LDf6CsIJPibSkarN

Abstract: This paper reconstructs the contentious view of biological sympathy that Henri Bergson developed in his “Creative Evolution.” Read more.




The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Anselm Winfried Müller in-person next Friday, April 1, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: A student of Elizabeth Anscombe and Anthony Kenny at Oxford in the early sixties, Professor Emeritus Anselm Winfried Müller has taught philosophy at Oxford University, Australian National University, University of Trier, University of Luxemborg, and Keimyung University. He has published eight books and more than sixty articles in the following areas: ethics, rationality, action theory, philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy (especially Aristotle and Wittgenstein).


Time: Friday, April 1, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Good Reasons and Good Motives: An Inferentialist Account of the Difference

Location: LB-362 Seminar Room in the Webster Library, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Abstract: Frequently, philosophers oppose motives to reasons. Read more.

This event is co-presented with Groupe de la recherche sur la normativité.






The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Daniel Scott Kaplan in-person and via Zoom on Friday, April 8, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Daniel Scott Kaplan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University.

Time: Friday, April 8, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: No Such Thing as Defeat

Location: LB-362 Seminar Room in the Webster Library, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Zoom Registration: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-CtpzwiEtRXCwgNyFcLKUbsGs2kAHdl

Abstract: Defeat has played an important role in epistemology since Gettier (1963). In this talk, I argue that its ubiquity and importance is misplaced, that there is no unified concept or phenomenon of “defeat.” Read more.



The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Stephen Gardiner in-person and via Zoom on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Stephen Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, where he is also Director of the Program on Ethics. He is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm (Oxford, 2011), co-author or editor of five more book titles, and has published more than fifty articles and book chapters. His research focusses on global environmental problems, future generations and virtue ethics.

Time: Tuesday, April 26, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: forthcoming

Location: 4th Space, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.


This event is co-presented with Nature, Time, Responsibility and the Next Generation Cities Institute.

Jack Kwong – Despair and Hopelessness

March 21, 2022 Leave a comment

Conférence GRIN – Jack Kwong (Appalachian State University)
Despair and Hopelessness
Conférence par/Conference by Jack Kwong (Appalachian State University)

25 mars/March 25 @ 13:30 – 15:30/1:30pm – 3:330pm

Où/Where: Local C-1017-02, Carrefour des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx (3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal, QC, H3T 1N8)

*La conférence sera aussi présentée sur Zoom. /The conference will also be presented on Zoom. ( https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/82475752622?pwd=VUhhS1N6cjNTZk9UL3MxcHNzK21lQT09 )

Abstract: It has recently been proposed that hope is polysemous in that it sometimes refers to hoping and other times, to being hopeful. That it has these two distinct senses is reflected in the fact that a person can hope for an outcome without necessarily being hopeful that it will occur. In this talk, I offer a new argument for this distinction. My strategy is to show that accepting it yields a rich account of two distinct ways in which hope can be lost or absent. Roughly, I argue that these two ways map onto the two senses of hope: A person can lose hope either by ceasing to hope for an outcome (hopelessness) or by ceasing to be hopeful that it will obtain (despair). Thinking about these negative attitudes in these two ways, I contend, is explanatorily rich, and fruitfully reveals how they differ in phenomenology, behavioral differences, and the ways in which a person can escape them.

Tano Posteraro – Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy

March 18, 2022 Leave a comment

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Tano Posteraro over Zoom next Friday, March 25, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Tano Posteraro is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University.



Time: Friday, March 25, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy

Zoom Registration: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-iuqD8pH9wlN-T0LDf6CsIJPibSkarN

Abstract: This paper reconstructs the contentious view of biological sympathy that Henri Bergson developed in his “Creative Evolution.” Read more.

This event is free and open to all. Thank you for sharing with your professional associations and graduate students.



UPCOMING SPEAKER SERIES LECTURES:

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Anselm Winfried Müller, Visiting Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Chicago, “Good Reasons and Good Motives: An Inferentialist Account of the Difference” – in-person in room LB-362 (co-presentation with Groupe de la recherche sur la normativité)

Friday, April 8, 2022 – Dan Kaplan, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, “No Such Thing as Defeat” – in-person in room LB-362 and via Zoom

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington – in-person in 4th Space and via Zoom (co-presentation with Nature, Time, Responsibility and the Next Generation Cities Institute)

Round table: Lived experiences: inclusivity in pedagogy and research in philosophy

March 16, 2022 Leave a comment

For its 54th conference, Fillosophie organizes a roundtable on the following theme:


Lived experiences: inclusivity in pedagogy and research in philosophy.

This roundtable will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Three philosophers will share their experiences about research and teaching in philosophy.

We will host:

Lerato Posholi (University of Basel)

Andrea Pitts (University of North Carolina)

Karen François (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

They will talk about their philosophical interests and discuss with each other and with the audience about mental charge, inclusivity, and their experiences in academia related to these themes.

To attend, follow this link: https://uqam.zoom.us/j/85111587091

You can also find the event on Facebook and on our website.

We hope to see many of you there!

The Fillosophie team.

David Thorstad – The zetetic turn and the procedural turn

March 11, 2022 Leave a comment

The zetetic turn and the procedural turn
Conférence par/Conference by David Thorstad (Oxford)

18 mars/March 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Où/Where: Local C-1017-02, Carrefour des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx (3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal, QC, H3T 1N8)

*La conférence sera aussi présentée sur Zoom. /The conference will also be presented on Zoom.
Abstract: Epistemology finds itself in the midst of a zetetic turn from the study of rational belief towards the study of rational inquiry. Herbert Simon called for a broader procedural turn in the study of bounded rationality away from attitudes and towards the processes of inquiry that produced them. In this paper, I ask what philosophers can learn about the zetetic turn in epistemology in light of its relationship to the procedural turn in bounded rationality. I discuss four concrete lessons: a distinction between two interpretations of the zetetic turn; a novel motivation for taking the zetetic turn; a dilemma for intellectualist accounts of the aim of inquiry; and the need for a second zetetic turn within practical philosophy.

Corey Dyck – Amalia Holst on the Education of the Human RaceAmalia Holst on the Education of the Human Race

March 9, 2022 Leave a comment

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Corey Dyck in-person and live-streamed over Zoom this Friday, March 11, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Corey Dyck is Professor of Philosophy at Western University. He specializes in the history of German philosophy, with an emphasis on the eighteenth century. Among his recent publications are Women and Philosophy in 18th-Century Germany and Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750), and he is currently working on a monograph entitled The First Fifty Years of German Metaphysics.

Time: Friday, March 11, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Amalia Holst on the Education of the Human Race

Location: LB-362, Webster Library, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. or register here to listen via Zoom.

Abstract: Amalia Holst (1758-1829) makes a distinctive contribution to the literature on women’s right to education, as she argues for the importance of women’s access to education on the basis of its usefulness for woman’s traditional threefold role as “mother, spouse, and housewife.” In this presentation, Dr. Corey Dyck contends that a closer reading of Holst reveals a more radical project motivating her discussion. Read more.

This event is free and open to all. Thank you for sharing on this International Women’s Day! We look forward to seeing you there!



UPCOMING SPEAKER SERIES LECTURES:

Friday, March 25, 2022 – Tano S. Posteraro, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, “Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy” – via Zoom only

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Anselm Winfried Müller, Visiting Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Chicago, “Good Reasons and Good Motives: An Inferentialist Account of the Difference” – in-person in room LB-362 (co-presentation with Groupe de la recherche sur la normativité)

Yves Couture – Nietzsche, la critique et la science

March 9, 2022 Leave a comment

Chaire UNESCO d’Étude des fondements philosophiques de la justice
et de la société démocratique – UQAM
Chaire de recherche du Canada
en Antiquité critique et Modernité émergente – ULaval
Cycle de conférences 2021-2022
SCIENCE, LIBERTÉ ET JUSTICE
INVITATION Septième Séance
15 mars 2022, 14h00-16h00
Les liens Zoom et FaceBook pour toutes les séances : Zoom:https://uqam.zoom.us/j/84987898232?pwd=eDdXb3Z NTkNzMW9SQUZDUmljOGFXUT09
ID réunion: 849 8789 8232 Mot de passe: 622291 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/613542416676 812/?ref=newsfeed
YVES COUTURE
DÉPARTEMENT DE SCIENCE POLITIQUE, UQAM
Nietzsche, la critique et la science

Pierre Hubert Mfoutou – La mort chez les Beembe : herméneutique des métaphores,proverbes et chantsLa mort chez les Beembe : herméneutique des métaphores,proverbes et chants

February 24, 2022 Leave a comment

Chaire UNESCO d’Étude des fondements philosophiques de la justice
et de la société démocratique – UQAM


CONFÉRENCE

1er mars 2022 14h00-16h00

Pierre Hubert MFOUTOU

Chercheur invité à la Chaire Unesco d’étude des fondements philosophiques de la justice et de la société démocratique

La mort chez les Beembe : herméneutique des métaphores,
proverbes et chants

Zoom:https://uqam.zoom.us/j/84987898232?pwd=eDdXb3ZNTkNzMW9SQUZDUmljOGFXUT09
ID réunion: 849 8789 8232 Mot de passe: 622291
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/613542416676812/?ref=newsfeed

Anna Brinkerhoff @ Concordia

February 22, 2022 Leave a comment

Dear all,

The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University is pleased to present a public lecture by Anna Brinkerhoff this Thursday, February 24, 2022. Anna Brinkerhoff teaches in the Department of Philosophy at George Mason University. Her research lies at the intersection of ethics and epistemology.

Time: Thursday, February 24th, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST

Registration: Register here to participate via Zoom.

 

We look forward to your participation!

 

*****

 

UPCOMING SPEAKER SERIES LECTURES:

Friday, March 11, 2022 – Corey Dyck, Professor of Philosophy, Western University, “Amalia Holst on the Education of the Human Race”  – LB-362 and via Zoom

Friday, March 25, 2022 – Tano S. Posteraro, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, “Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy” – via Zoom only

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Anselm Winfried Müller, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, “Good Reasons and Good Motives: An Inferentialist Account of the Difference” – LB-362 and via Zoom (co-presentation with Groupe de la recherche sur la normativité)

Invitation à la treizième édition de Philopolis/Invitation to the thirteenth edition of Philopolis

February 22, 2022 Leave a comment

Philopolis 2022

**English will follow**

Philopolis vous convie à la treizième édition de l’événement qui se déroulera du 25 au 27 février 2022.

La soirée d’ouverture le 25 février marquera le début de l’édition 2022. Nous aurons l’opportunité d’y entendre Patrick Turmel (Laval) et David Robichaud (Ottawa) qui y présenteront leur conférence « Le mérite de ne rien faire ». La conférence débutera à compter de 19h.

Les deux autres journées seront consacrées à la tenue de conférences étudiantes et des présentations nos deux conférencières d’honneur, Samantha Matherne (Harvard) et Catherine Larrère (Sorbonne). Vous trouverez l’horaire ainsi que l’affiche en pièce jointe.

Pour vous inscrire aux différentes conférences, il suffit de vous inscrire ici : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjnouRg_eMuGbQBY6WUckaxXMum8Jo99UkXtc3LajmiIx5gQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Pour toute autre question ou information, veuillez communiquer avec nous à info@philopolis.net.


Philopolis invites you to its thirteenth edition which will take place on February 25th-27th, 2022.

The opening night on February 25th will mark the beginning of the 2022 edition. We will have the opportunity to hear from Patrick Turmel (Laval) and David Robichaud (Ottawa) who will present their conference “Le mérite de ne rien faire”. The conference will start at 7pm.

The two other days of Philopolis will be dedicated to student presentations as well as the presentations of our two guests of honor, Samantha Matherne (Harvard) and Catherine Larrère (Sorbonne). You’ll find the schedule and the poster attached to this email.

To register to the different conferences, please follow this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjnouRg_eMuGbQBY6WUckaxXMum8Jo99UkXtc3LajmiIx5gQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.

For any other question or information, please communicate with us at info@philopolis.net.