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Philopolis: February 24 to 26, 2023

February 15, 2023

Philopolis is an annual three-day conference organized by philosophy students from Concordia, McGill, UQAM and l'UdeM whose central goal is to facilitate exchanges between the general public, students, professors and researchers in all areas of philosophy. It is the largest philosophy gathering in the region!

Students have co-organized Philopolis again this year and six students in Concordia philosophy programs will present research papers:

William Aylward: Spinozism in Kant’s “Only Possible Argument”

Dean Joseph: The Yoke of Emancipation: A Reworked Toolkit for Social Transformation

Diana Pylypenko: Merleau-Ponty’s Ambiguity and Buddhist Philosophy: The Absence of an Essential Self

Wesley Smith: Law, Rationality, and Nationhood: John Locke’s Relativistic Moral World

Soline Van de Moortele: Adorno’s Critique of Progress and the Envisioning of New Futures in the Ecological Crisis: The Case of Ecovillages

Andrew Wilcox: The Three Basic Axioms of Truth

Philopolis takes place February 24 to 26, 2023, at UQAM.

The launch event will take place on Friday, February 24th from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Salle des Boiseries in the Judith-Jasmin building at UQAM.

Keynote speaker Alain Denault will present "Political Ecology and the Conceptual Production of Technosciences" on Saturday, February 25th from noon to 1 p.m.

Rhyoa Chung will deliver a second keynote on "The Duty of Epistemic Repair" on Sunday, February 26th from noon to 1 p.m.

The traditional book fair of the Quebec Philosophical Society will take place throughout the day on Saturday in the Judith-Jasmin hall of UQAM. Books will only be $5!

Congratulations to Philopolis organizers, presenters and volunteers!

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