Lectures & Events
Upcoming lectures & events
The Resurrection of Socrates. Towards Rehabilitating the Political in Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics.
Recent lectures & events
Disastrous (In)Determination: Exploring the Intersections of Domination, Desire, and Dialogue / (In)Détermination Désastreuse: Explorez les intersections de la domination, du désir, & du dialogue
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."
Frequently, philosophers oppose motives to reasons. It is more correct to say that motives are a kind of reason. In an account of practical inference, the goodness of motives can be viewed as constituting validity, the goodness of reasons as securing soundness.
This paper reconstructs the contentious view of biological sympathy that Henri Bergson developed in his "Creative Evolution."
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.
Allen Habib argues that sustainability is a matter of sharing the earth between generations, rather than distributing it.
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Affiliated Lecture Series
Montreal Inter-University Workshop in the History of Philosophy (Prof. Greg Lavers)
Interuniversity Research Group in Political Philosophy (GRIPP) (Profs. Matthias Fritsch, Pablo Gilabert)
Interuniversity Research Group in Normativity (GRIN) (Profs. Murray Clarke, Ulf Hlobil, Katharina Nieswandt)
Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) (Prof. Pablo Gilabert)