Research in philosophy proves to be of diverse and wide-ranging interest.
Built on millennia of inquiry, contemporary research in philosophy covers a broad swath of topics, from enduring questions about the nature of morality and human experience, to urgent questions about how to overcome oppression. Research conducted in Concordia’s Department of Philosophy reflects this diversity, and is highly regarded in the profession. This event presents samples of this research, offering in combination a taste of today’s cutting-edge philosophy. Presentation topics include: clarifying exactly how appropriation can disrespect a culture; challenging our exploitation of the Earth based on the nature of being; why there are some things we ought to do; and how sex and gender relate to abjection. Reception to follow.
Matthias Fritsch, “Heidegger’s Dao and the Sources of Critique”
Commentary by Jing Hu
Emilia Angelova, "Intimate Revolt in Kristeva's Writing of Abjection"
Commentary by Shawn Huberdeau
Ulf Hlobil, "Placing Deontic Normativity in Nature"
Commentary by Jordan Walters
Theodore Locke, "Cultural Appropriation and Semiotic Authority"
Commentary by Katharina Nieswandt
Travis Lacroix, "Epistemology and the Structure of Language"