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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Jennifer Saul
The University of Sheffield

Generics, Implicit Communication and Political Manipulation

Sally Haslanger has recently argued that generic utterances play a special role in transmitting racist, sexist and other oppressive ideologies. I argue against some of her specific claims and suggest that the use of generics she discusses needs to be situated in the broader context of implicit political communication, a greatly under-explored topic in philosophy.

Friday, November 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

James R. Beebe
University at Buffalo, SUNY

The Folk Conception of Weakness of Will

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Alan Richardson
University of British Columbia

The Social Virtue of Science: Motivating the Structural Objectivity of Early Logical Empiricism

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Robert Stainton
University of Western Ontario

Non-Sentences Strike Back: Revisiting Logical Form and the Vernacular

Monday, September 23, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

The Undergraduate Philosophy Society (PhilSoc) holds a pizza social every year during the fall term. The social provides an opportunity for students interested in Philosophy to meet each other as well as their professors and chat informally.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 5:50 PM EDT

Organizer: Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — 9:30 AM to Saturday, May 11, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT

All activities for the annual meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Waterloo. The plenary lectures will be in the lecture hall
QNC 1102/1103 of the Quantum-Nano building (QNC) and special sessions will be in Math & Computer building (MC) and QNC. Registration, book exhibits, and morning coffee and refreshments will be in QNC 1501. The welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the QNC atrium.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Fourth Annual Philosophy Awards

This event will celebrate both the Philosophy undergraduate and graduate students' achievements over the past academic year and will also include the naming of a new official 'Friend’ to the Philosophy Department.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 (all day)

Event information page:  Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN)

Friday, March 22, 2013 (all day) to Saturday, March 23, 2013 (all day)

Event information page: Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) Conference - Mar. 22 and 23, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

A series of talks given by the Visiting Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy during the Winter 2013 term.

Anita Superson, University of Kentucky

Honky Tonk Women: The Right to Bodily Autonomy and Prostitution

Honky Tonk Women abstract (PDF)

Friday, February 8, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Robert McCauley, Emory University

Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not

Why Religion is Natural abstract (PDF)
 

CANCELLED due to winter storm closing of the university
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

A series of talks given by the Visiting Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy during the Winter 2013 term.

Anita Superson, University of Kentucky

The Right to Bodily Autonomy and the Abortion Controversy

The Right to Bodily Autonomy abstract (PDF)

Friday, February 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM EST

Nancy Tuana
Director, Rock Ethics Institute
Penn State University

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Issues in the Climate Sciences (PDF)

Co-hosted with Science and Technology in Society

Friday, January 11, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

A series of talks given by the Visiting Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy during the Winter 2013 term.

Anita Superson, University of Kentucky

Moral Bindingness

Moral Bindingness abstract (PDF)

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