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Monday, December 14, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Cognitive Science program examines what concepts and theories are blocking progress in understanding mind, brain and intelligence?

Presenters:

1. Autism as Disability, Brian Cozzarin, Management Sciences

2. Character Trait, Igor Grossmann, Psychology

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 11:00 AM EDT

Jennifer Saul
Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield, UK

Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Jennifer Saul
Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield, UK

Misleading and Morality

Most people find it natural to think that one who merely misleads is doing something not quite as bad as someone who outright lies.  Dr. Saul will explore some difficult and politically interesting cases to argue that this is wrong, but that there are far more complicated distinctions to be drawn between various different sorts of deception. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Jennifer Saul
Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield, UK

Generics Don't Essentialise People; People Essentialise People

In some circles generic terms (nouns or phrases that refer to a whole class) are regarded as especially pernicious politically.  Dr. Saul will consider this view and argue against it.

Monday, October 26, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

The Department of Philosophy invites all to join a special public lecture by Professor Jennifer Saul from the University of Sheffield, UK.

"Old stock Canadian" has been said to be a dogwhistle: a phrase that's meant to allow a politician to communicate something problematic in such a way as to avoid alienating potential audiences. Dog whistling is widely used in political campaigning, especially to communicate about race. Professor Saul’s paper explores the challenges that dogwhistles pose for democracy, but also for standard ways of approaching philosophy of language.

Friday, September 25, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Rahul Kumar
Department of Philosophy
Queen's University

Saving Lives and Statistical Deaths

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Barbara Ehrenreich, best-selling author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, Re-making Love: The Feminization of Sex, and most recently her memoir Living with a Wild God, is coming to Waterloo. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT

The sixth annual Department of Philosophy Awards will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in J. G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities, room 373. More information to follow soon on the recipients of the awards.

Here are the past Philosophy Awards for the last five years.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 (all day)

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) is holding the 9th annual Brain Day on April 8, 2015.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Heidi Grasswick
Middlebury University

Scientists as Experts: Understanding Trustworthiness Across Communities

Thursday, March 12, 2015 (all day) to Friday, March 13, 2015 (all day)

Location

J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities (HH), Room 373
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days)

Keynote address

Julia Driver
Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, March 13, 2015
3:30 p.m.
HH 373

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

National Health Ethics Week, an initiative of the Canadian Bioethics Society presents "Makayla's Choice: Ethics and the Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine".

Friday, February 27, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Jacqueline Sullivan
University of Western Ontario

Construct Stabilization and the Unity of Neuroscience

Friday, January 30, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Tania Lombrozo
University of California, Berkeley

Explanation: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

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