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Emmanuel Renault – Portrait de Hegel en philosophe du processus

January 27, 2021 1 comment

UQAM – Conférence départementale – 29 janvier, 15h 

Emmanuel Renault (Philosophie, Université Paris Nanterre), “Portrait de Hegel en philosophe du processus”. 

Résumé:N. Rescher et J. Seibt, notamment, ont soutenu que l’idée de philosophie du processus définissait une orientation philosophique dont les principaux représentants sont Héraclite, Leibniz, Hegel, Bergson et Whitehead. Par ailleurs, des philosophies entretenant un lien immanent avec la philosophie hégélienne, comme celles d’auteurs aussi différents que Marx, Dewey et Adorno, peuvent être considérées comme des philosophies processuels. En outre, on a récemment souligné que la philosophie du processus était la perspective la plus pertinente dans des domaines aussi différents que la philosophie de la biologie (J. Dupré, D. J. Nicholson) et la théorie sociologique (A. Abbott). Tout cela donne à penser que l’idée de philosophie du processus pourrait définir un projet philosophique où se joue une part de l’actualité de la philosophie hégélienne. L’objectif de cette conférence sera de déterminer en quel sens Hegel peut être considéré comme un philosophe processuel et quel type de philosophie processuelle peut lui être attribuée.

La conférence aura lieu le vendredi 29 janvier, de 15h à 17h (sur Zoom).

Si vous souhaitez assister à a conférence, prière de nous adresser un message privé sur notre page Facebook pour obtenir le lien Zoom (https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophieUQAM). 

Lancement virtuel de “La Pensée végane. 50 regards sur la condition animale” – 3 février 2021 (GRÉEA)

January 25, 2021 Leave a comment

Le Groupe de recherche en éthique environnementale et animale (GRÉEA) a le plaisir de vous inviter au lancement virtuel de La Pensée végane. 50 regards sur la condition animale (PUF 2020),mercredi 3 février 2021 de 12h à 13h30 (EST).

La Pensée véganeest un ouvrage collectif, dirigé par Renan Larue, qui regroupe cinquante notices et quarante-cinq chercheuses et chercheurs, dont plusieurs membres du GRÉEA (voir la recension d’Alexia Renard). Vous trouverez la liste des intervenant·es ci-dessous. 

La préinscription par courriel est requise : ely.mermans@umontreal.ca

Cet événement se déroulera majoritairement en français et l’interprétation en langue des signes québecoise sera disponible. Pour toute autre question concernant l’accessibilité de cet événement, n’hésitez pas à me contacter.
Le GRÉEA est surPeerTube, YouTube, Soundcloud

The Research Group in Environmental and Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) is pleased to invite you tothe virtual book launch of La Pensée végane. 50 regards sur la condition animale (PUF 2020), Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 12:00 to 13:30 (EST).

La Pensée véganeis a collective volume, edited by Renan Larue, which includes fifty entries and bring together forty-five researchers, with many members of GRÉEA (see the book review of Alexia Renard). You will find the list of speakers below.

Registration by e-mail is required:ely.mermans@umontreal.ca

This event will be mainly in French with Langue des signes québecoise interpretation available. For any other accessibility issues, please feel free to contact me.GRÉEA’s PeerTube, YouTube, Soundcloud channels

Animation : Martin Gibert

Liste des intervenant·es (dans l’ordre) | List of speakers (in order):1- Renan Larue: Direction de l’ouvrage; auteur de plusieurs notices. 2- Estiva Reus: Altruisme efficace ; végétariens relaps et autres mangeurs atypiques. 3- Laurent Bègue Shankland: Paradoxe de la viande ; préjugés envers les animaux.
4- François Jaquet: Spécisme. 5- Andrée-Anne Cormier et Mauro Rossi: Prédation. 6- Kristin Voigt: Zoopolis. 7- Frédéric Côté-Boudreau: Capacitisme.
8- Angela Martin: Vulnérabilité animale.

Rajiv Kaushik – Negation in Merleau-Ponty: Symbolic Formation and the Implex

January 19, 2021 Leave a comment

The Department of Philosophy will host Rajiv Kaushik this Friday, January 22, 2021 as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Rajiv Kaushik is Professor of Philosophy at Brock University. He works in the areas of phenomenology, hermeneutics, aesthetics, and psychoanalytic theory. He is the author of three books on Merleau-Ponty, Art and Institution (2011), Art, Language, Figure in Merleau-Ponty (2013), and Merleau-Ponty Between Philosophy and Symbolism: The Matrixed Ontology (2019), and is co-editor (with Emmanuel Alloa and Frank Chouraqui) of Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy (2019). Rajiv is currently Managing Editor of Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought.

Time: Friday, January 22, 2021, 2 to 4 p.m. EST

Title: Negation in Merleau-Ponty: Symbolic Formation and the Implex

Join Zoom meeting: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/86237946005

Description: This paper concerns the theme of “positive negation” I developed in my book Merleau-Ponty Between Philosophy and Symbolism: The Matrixed Ontology. I hope to re-introduce the topic of negation in Merleau-Ponty to those who may not be very familiar with his work. Learn more.

This is a free online lecture. All are welcome.

An international conference to commemorate the anarchist thinker and geographer Peter Kropotkin, a century since his death.

January 19, 2021 Leave a comment
An international conference to commemorate the anarchist thinker and geographer Peter Kropotkin, a century since his death.
 
To register for a free or by donation ticket to the event please visit:
https://kropotkinnow.eventbrite.ca
You must register to receive the conference links.

“The main problem of modern realistic ethics is … to determine, first of all, the moral end in view. But this end or ends, however ideal they may be, and however remote their full realization, must belong to the world of realities.    The end of morals cannot be “transcendental,” as the idealists desire it to be: it must be real.” —Kropotkin, from Ethics: Origin and Development Black Rose Books, in global collaboration with other organisations, scholars, activists and university departments, is organizing a conference to celebrate Peter Kropotkin’s life and work. This conference would commemorate 100 years since his death on February 8th, 1921. Kropotkin is undoubtedly one of the most important anarchist thinkers to understand the vision, and action, needed for positive transformative change.  His legacy is critically important and needs to be shared so that others can know about his values and what he dedicated his life towards.  As a multi-disciplinary scholar, he argued that the centralized bureaucratic state and capitalism are antithetical to a sustainable and just society. Follow the event on Facebook https://fb.me/e/bGdUDhNbT Keep up with our conference website: https://kropotkinnow2021.wordpress.com/ Conference Programme: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRgOIzCPYMX3TUUY8_JnEG4ElwuX2YCkl8k0TqnKL9n2LytUyHl6mC140uzpJfUnjvCnhzO8a_slx-L/pub Black Rose Books is a leading publisher of Kropotkin’s work in the English language. Please visit our website to view and order books from our ever-expanding Kropotkin collection. http://blackrosebooks.net/products/categories/PeterKropotkin
In conjunction with this event, we are proud to publish the first English translation of Kropotkin’s Siberian Diaries: The Curious One: Peter Kropotkin’s Siberian Diaries
The year 2021 will mark the centennial of Kropotkin’s death, which this book commemorates through the first-ever English edition of his Siberian diaries. First published posthumously in 1923 in Russia, Kropotkin’s Siberian Diaries take us on his five year journey from St. Petersburg to Siberia, via Moscow, Kaluga, Chita, and Irkutsk. These pages immerse us in Kropotkin’s development as a brilliant scientist as he explored almost impassable terrain while also giving us a clear picture of his early political and philosophical thinking at a crucial moment in Russian history. Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) was a renown Russian scientist, anarchist philosopher, activist.  Alexandra Agranovich is a freelance Russian translator. Christopher Coquard is an educator living and working in Quebec City. Order directly from Black Rose Books:  https://tinylink.net/IzmFb Paperback: 978-1-55164-743-2
Hardcover: 978-1-55164-745-6
More Conference Details The conference will take place from Friday February 5 to Sunday February 8. On February 8th, the anniversary of Kropotkin’s death, we will be holding a commemorative event, which will ideally be connected with such events elsewhere in other cities.
The format will be held both in person and virtually.  These details will be forthcoming. Kropotkin studied a wide range of subjects, which include, but is not limited to, geography, biology, economy, anthropology, and philosophy. Given the broad range of Kropotkin’s works, the conference will be sectioned off into key topics that surround Kropotkin’s life and works. Our goal is that people come out of the participatory sessions not only with a more developed understanding of Kropotkin, but also with knowledge that can be used on the ground in our contemporary settings. We want to encourage in particular a link between Kropotkin’s ethics and politics today. ***** Black Rose Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. Any contribution or share you can give directly supports our mission to spread the critical work of visionary thinkers. We are more than grateful for any solidarity donation you can give. To get free and pay-what-you-can eBooks, or donate to help us during this difficult time, please visit: payhip.com/BlackRoseBooks **** Sincere thanks to our supporting organizations: Centro Studi Libertari, Milano Geography Department of Concordia University Planners Network This event is made possible by the heroic efforts of many volunteer organizers.

Marie-Josée Lavallée – Entre barbarie et utopie : pandémie et démocratie à la lumière de l’École de Francfort

January 14, 2021 Leave a comment

La Chaire Unesco d’étude des fondements philosophiques de la justice et de la démocratie est heureuse d’annoncer :                                  

Séance du 26 janvier 2021 – 14h (Mtl)                                                

Marie-Josée Lavallée        Entre barbarie et utopie : pandémie et démocratie à la lumière de l’École de Francfort  

Résumé : La pandémie est le théâtre d’assauts tous azimuts contre la démocratie. Atteintes à l’État de droit, centralisation politique, surveillance, désinformation, compromission de l’indépendance des média, discrimination et inégalités asphyxient la démocratie. Ces tendances incitent à craindre le pire, lame de fond autoritaire, voire, dérive fasciste. Cependant, la pandémie n’a pas créé une situation tout à fait nouvelle, elle a plutôt exacerbé des tendances lourdes : il en va de même des forces émancipatrices qu’elle a vu éclore. Des millions de citoyen(ne)s à travers le monde se sont mobilisés pour exiger le respect de leurs droits et la justice sociale, dénoncer les abus de pouvoir et les inégalités. Faisant écho aux mouvements populaires apparus avant le printemps 2020, ils réclament un monde différent, plus démocratique. De quel côté penchera la balance ? S’il est encore tôt pour trancher cette question, saisir les grandes tendances à l’oeuvre et leur possible développement est essentiel pour guider la réflexion et l’action. Les écrits d’auteurs tels Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse et Max Horkheimer recèlent de précieuses ressources théoriques pour rendre compte des régressions de la démocratie, mais aussi, pour apprécier le potentiel des mouvements populaires récents. Cette présentation proposera une analyse de la situation empirique à la lumière de la théorie critique développée par l’École de Francfort.

Participer à la réunion Zoomhttps://uqam.zoom.us/j/81468099626?pwd=UHhZam1GcllxU21DWGRTeTFWYlBTdz09 ID de réunion : 814 6809 9626        Mot de passe : 574162 Vous pouvez également rejoindre la réunion comme suit : Canada +16475580588,,81468099626# ou +17789072071,,81468099626# Événement Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/167356201803247?locale=it_IT Chaire Unesco – UQAM : http://www.unesco.chairephilo.uqam.ca/

Philopolis Montréal 2021 : Extension de l’appel de textes // Call for papers extension

January 14, 2021 Leave a comment

Philopolis Montréal 2021 : Extension de l’appel de textes.

Philopolis Montréal poursuit son appel de textes pour la douzième édition de l’évènement qui se tiendra les 26, 27 et 28 février prochains par la plateforme gratuite Zoom. Vous avez jusqu’au 22 janvier 2021 minuit.

Vous pouvez soumettre vos propositions à l’adresse suivante :
https://www.philopolis.net/site/appel-de-communications/


Nous acceptons les propositions en français et en anglais sur tous les sujets à caractère philosophique. Merci de nous soumettre un résumé d’un maximum de 300 mots de votre communication en spécifiant la forme de votre présentation et sa durée – de 30 à 50 minutes pour un.e présentateur.trice, ou jusqu’à 1 heure 50 minutes pour une présentation de groupe, incluant la période de questions. Vous aurez aussi la possibilité de demander un commentaire critique de cinq minutes à la suite de votre présentation, lequel vous devrez indiquer dans votre formulaire de soumission.


Si vous avez des questions ou autres demandes, n’hésitez pas à nous écrire à l’adresse suivante : info@philopolis.net


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Philopolis Montréal 2021  : Call for papers extension

Philopolis is extending the submission deadline for papers for its 2021 edition that will take place February 26th , 27th and 28th on ZOOM. You have until January 22th midnight to submit a proposition at this address:

https://www.philopolis.net/site/en/call-for-submissions-2020/


We accept propositions in French and in English on all philosophical subjects. Please submit an abstract of a maximum of 300 words of your communication in which you should specify the form and length of your presentation – 30 to 50 minutes for a single speaker or up to 1 hour and 50 minutes for a group presentation, including a question period. You will also have the possibility to ask for a critical comment of five minutes after your presentation, which you will have to specify in your submission form.


For any question or request, please write us at info@philopolis.net.



Ellena Thibaud Latour
Responsable des communications
Philopolis Montréal

www.philopolis.net

Call for Papers: Concordia Graduate Philosophy Conference 2021

January 8, 2021 Leave a comment

Concordia Graduate Philosophy Conference: The World in Words 

In the ‘Western’ philosophical tradition—that tradition claims the Greek peninsula as its origin– the relation between philosophy and literature has been fiercely contested. Arguably, Plato was the first to draw a strong dichotomy between philosophy and literature; speech and written word; prose and poesy; truth and fiction. While skeptics of literature and poetic language remain to this day, especially in the Anglo-American tradition, the recent trend in European philosophy has been to blur the lines between philosophy and literature. Indeed, since at least Hegel, philosophers have taken literary works to offer privileged insight into, not just the arts, but the whole purview of philosophy: epistemology, ethics, ontology, social philosophy, political philosophy and so on.  

Perennial reflection on the relation between philosophy and literature, and the philosophical content of literary objects, has proven an inexhaustible font for thoughtful consideration. Given the rise and fall of schools, methods, and perspectives within the discipline, the ever changing status and form of literary objects in society, and literature’s own interest in various philosophical problems, the juncture between philosophy and literature invites, if not demands, continual consideration. 

    The members of the Concordia GPSA invite you to submit to, and attend, our 2021 Graduate Conference which will focus on the storied relationship between philosophy and literature

Topics may include, but are not limited to: 

  • What is the difference between literature and philosophy? In what ways are these forms similar and/or in tension?  
  • Can/ should we attempt to mine plays, novels, poems etc. for philosophical content? 
  • Can/should we read philosophy as literature? What would reading philosophy as literature entail methodologically?  
  • Theoretical discussions or readings of literary works inspired by Hegel, Marx, Freud, Heidegger, Gadamer, Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Adorno, Lacan, Derrida, Cixous, Butler, Zupančič, Žižek, Cavell, etc. 
  • Philosophically inspired commentaries on literary works from any period—Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Kafka to Le Guin (plays, films, and song lyrics included) 
  • What can literary forms tell us about cultural, political and economic history? Eg.: epic, ancient Greek tragedy, Roman comedy, closet plays, the invention of the essay, the predominance of trauerspiel, the emergence of the novel, etc. 
  • What is the relation between genre and politics? Do certain genres have greater revolutionary power than others? 
  • Can philosophical content be adequately captured in words? What kind of language is the most appropriate vessel for ideas? Is the analogy of language as a “vessel” problematic in itself? 
  • What is lost in the translation of a text into another language? Is it possible for a translation to justice to the original? Are there some concepts which are ultimately untranslatable?  
  • Issues of canonization. Is there such a thing as a literary or philosophical cannon? Should something like a ‘cannon be preserved, or should we attempt to explode the concept altogether?  If the notion of cannon is preserved, what should it include? How do we diversify the cannon? How important is it to read ‘problematic’ classics? What makes a work of literature ‘problematic’?  
  • Why do philosophy and literature have such a longstanding relationship? Is philosophy dependent upon literature or visa-versa? Is philosophy literature? Is literature philosophy?  
  • What is fiction, and what is its role? What does it mean for something to be true in a fiction? What kind of truth does fiction (and other forms of art) contain?  

    Submissions are welcome from all disciplines; however, preference will be given to students of philosophy, comparative literature, English literature, and modern languages. 300-600 word abstracts are due By Friday, February 12th, 2021. Proposals, along with the author’s contact information, should be submitted via e-mail to: worldinwords2021@gmail.com. Please put “[Abstract – Concordia Literature & Philosophy]” in the subject line. Abstracts should be attached in a separate document with no name indicated to allow for blind review.  Applicants can expect a response by the end of February.  

    The two day conference will take place online over Zoom on Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th.  

    Keynote: Todd McGowan, University of Vermont. 

We look forward to reading your submissions.
Sincerely,
The Graduate Philosophy Student Association of Concordia University

Philopolis – Fin de l’appel de textes et recherche de bénévoles

January 6, 2021 Leave a comment

Fin de l’appel de textes et recherche de bénévoles
End of the call for papers and volunteers recruiting
English will follow.


Nous vous rappelons que l’appel de texte pour l’édition 2021 de Philopolis se termine le
15 janvier 2021. Nous vous rappelons qu’il est possible de soumettre vos propositions à
l’adresse suivante : https://www.philopolis.net/site/appel-de-communications/.

Philopolis Montréal recherche des bénévoles pour la douzième édition de l’évènement qui se
tiendra les 26, 27 et 28 février prochains. C’est l’occasion idéale pour vous de prendre de
l’expérience dans la tenue d’un événement académique et de bonifier votre curriculum vitae.
La participation bénévole à des événements de recherche est un atout lors de vos demandes
de bourses. Si cela vous intéresse, prière de faire parvenir votre disponibilité à l’adresse
suivante : info@philopolis.net. Comme l’événement se tiendra en ligne, les besoins sont
limités. Veuillez noter que les bénévoles retenu∙es seront invité∙es à participer à une courte
formation obligatoire en février.

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The call for paper of the 2021 edition of Philopolis will end on January 15th, 2021. You
can submit your propositions at the following address:
https://www.philopolis.net/site/appel-de-communications/.


Philopolis is now recruiting volunteers for its twelfth edition, which will take place on
February 26th, 27th and 28th. It’s a great opportunity to gain volunteer experience in
conference-type events and improve your resume. Volunteering for research activities is
especially an asset when applying for scholarships at the graduate level. If this opportunity
interests you, please write to us at: info@philopolis.net. Since the event will be held online,
places are limited. Please not that selected volunteers will be invited to a short mandatory
training meeting in February.

Roberta Millstein – Thinking about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: Conceptual and Ethical Issues

January 5, 2021 Leave a comment

English follows

Le Groupe de recherche en éthique environnementale et animale (GRÉEA) a le plaisir de vous inviter à son prochain événement en ligne :

Roberta Millstein, UC Davis, “Thinking about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: Conceptual and Ethical Issues“(voir résumé ci-dessous). La conférence aura lieu sur ZOOM mardi 19 janvier 2021 à 14h (EST).

La préinscription par courriel est requise : ely.mermans@umontreal.ca

Pour toute question sur l’accessibilité de l’événement, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter.

Le GRÉEA est surPeerTube, YouTube, Soundcloud

The Research Group in Environmental and Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) is pleased to invite you to its next online event:

Roberta Millstein, UC Davis, “Thinking about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: Conceptual and Ethical Issues“(see abstract below).This event will be held via ZOOM on January 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm (EST).

Registration by e-mail is required:ely.mermans@umontreal.ca

For any accessibility issues, please feel free to contact us.
GRÉEA’s PeerTube, YouTube, Soundcloud channels

Abstract

This talk will provide an overview of my work-in-progress, a new interpretation and new defense of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. Leopold was a 20th century forester, wildlife manager, ecologist, conservationist, and professor, best known for his posthumously published book A Sand County Almanac (ASCA). In ASCA, Leopold outlines the land ethic, a view that has been widely discussed by environmental ethicists as well as historians and conservation biologists (and people in related fields). However, the existing literature on the land ethic overlooks a number of important issues. The first is historical: the nature of the influence of Charles Darwin on Leopold. Indeed, a history and philosophy of biology approach toward Leopold is missing more generally – there are a number of conceptual issues that can only be understood by looking beyond ASCA to Leopold’s other writings in the context of his life experiences. These issues include addressing what Leopold meant by land community, by interdependence, and by stability and land health, all of which are essential for understanding his land ethic; they also include determining how these concepts fare in light of contemporary ecology. The clarification of these conceptual issues puts us in a position to understand the upshot of Leopold’s argument for the land ethic, a simple argument from consistency that explains why we should expand our moral community to include the land (soils, waters, plants, and animals, understood collectively). In short, we need incorporate history and philosophy of ecology and contemporary ecology in order to understand and appreciate the land ethic and Leopold’s argument for it.

Fiona MacPherson – Is Virtual Reality Experience Illusory or Hallucinatory Experience?

December 5, 2020 Leave a comment

Bonjour,
Pour sa 49e conférence, Fillosophie reçoit Fiona MacPherson, Professeure à l’Université de Glasgow.
Sa présentation s’intitule “Is Virtual Reality Experience Illusory or Hallucinatory Experience?”
La conférence aura lieu le Vendredi 11 Décembre à 13h30 sur Zoom.Pour accéder au lien, il vous suffira d’aller sur notre site web. Vous trouverez également les informations de la conférence sur notre page facebook.
La conférence sera tenue en anglais.
Résumé :
“Does virtual reality involve illusory or hallucinatory experience of things that are not present, or does it involve veridical experience of virtual objects? Philosophers have defended one or other of these options in recent debate. I answer this question by outlining and extending a new theory of illusion and hallucination developed in Macpherson and Batty (2016) and applying it to virtual reality experience. In so doing, I pay attention to a feature of virtual reality experience unduly neglected in the philosophical literature: how it is actually produced. The result is a new account of the nature of virtual reality experience that shows that it is far more complex than extant accounts envision. Extant accounts have assumed a false dichotomy: that the experience is either wholly illusory or hallucinatory or wholly veridical. I show that it involves multiple veridical, illusory and hallucinatory elements related in a multifaceted fashion. Developing this account of the experience in virtual reality reveals important insights into the nature of indirect perception and reveals new forms of illusion and hallucination that any successful theory of perception and perceptual experience must be able to accommodate.”
Nous espérons vous y voir en grand nombre !
L’équipe Fillosophie