Public lecture by Dr. Eva Kittay, world renowned scholar of Disablity Studies and Feminist Ethics.
This two-day workshop is a follow-up to the April 2016 Pragmatism and Phenomenology workshop at King's University College in London, Ontario. Like its predecessor, this workshop presents an opportunity for scholars from both phenomenology and pragmatism to engage in a sustained discussion on topics relevant to both groups.
Increasing diversity in research communities can result in the production of more rigorous, creative, and useful knowledge. However, it is likely that actions communities take to improve diversity will result in the exploitation of diverse researchers. In this talk I demonstrate how increasing diversity can be exploitative, argue that these sorts of exploitative relationships undermine the benefits that can result from improved diversity, and consider how to create a non-exploitative research environment.
Arts Associate Dean of Research, Professor Tim Kenyon (Philosophy) is leaving University of Waterloo to take up his position as Vice-President of Research at Brock University. Please join us as we celebrate Tim's time at Waterloo and wish him the best for the future. Drop in anytime. We will have brief remarks at 4 pm.
Paul Thagard was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. He was also affiliated with Psychology and Computer Science, served as the Director of the Cognitive Science Program and held a University Research Chair. Paul is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph.D in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in computer science). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has won a Molson Prize and a Killam Prize.
Each year the Department of Philosophy hands out awards to both undergraduate and graduate students to recognize and celebrate their achievements. All are welcome to attend the 8th annual Department of Philosophy Awards.
See our previous award winners.
Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
The PGSA (Philosophy Graduate Student Association) will hold their 24th annual conference on March 9 & 10, 2017. Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta (University of Pittsburgh) will deliver the keynote address.