Current Conference

Current – March 5 & 6, 2020

The University of Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) Conference Committee is pleased to invite submissions to its upcoming conference being held March 5th and 6th, 2020. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Audrey Yap from the University of Victoria. The submission deadline is January 5, 2020.

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Our schedule for the 27th Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy is now available! Please see below, or check out the event the Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association is hosting on facebook. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Waterloo, Canada!


NB: All Talks will be hosted in Hagey Hall 373 unless otherwise indicated. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Daniel Smyth from the New School for Social Research on “Do Human Rights Exist?”

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Scott Metzger from McMaster University on “On Logic and Significs”

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Anna Klieber from the University of Sheffield on “Can We Use Silence to Implicate (Dissent)?”

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Thomas Milovac from the University of Waterloo on “Heuristics as the Source of Credibility Judgments”

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Coffee/Tea and Conversation at Death Valley’s Little Brother at 84 King St. N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X4  Please see:

Friday, March 6, 2020

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Breakfast Spread

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Charli Steele from the University of Waterloo on “The Drawbacks of “Nonbinary””

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Walter Reid from McGill University on “Stoljarian Gender Nominalism – Redux”

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Catered Lunch from Seven Shores <>

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

MAP presentation and discussion

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Bryan Doniger from the New School for Social Research on “Spinoza’s Blessedness, Understood as Love of God or Nature”

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Eric Wilkinson from McGill University on “Knowledge from Diagrams”

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Pre-keynote Coffee and Snacks

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Keynote Talk by Dr. Audrey Yap on “Beyond Predators and Good Guys: Feminist Epistemology and Rape Culture” in HH 1104

5:00 PM

Conference Dinner at The Huether Hotel in “The Boardroom” (59 King St. N., Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2) http://www.huetherhotel