Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
He'll be giving a talk entitled "The Rule of Private, Common Law."
There is a dinner planned in the evening after the talk. For more information, please contact Neil McArthur in the philosophy department.
Professor Klimchuk's homepage can be found here:
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Call for Papers
The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophical Analysis
Aufbau: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophical Analysis was founded so that young philosophers, working in the tradition of analytic philosophy, would have a venue for publishing their research. Aufbau publications are accessible by everyone online as well as in print. Anyone enrolled in a philosophy graduate program is eligible to submit a paper.
The Aufbau editorial team is currently accepting original submissions for the next Aufbau publication. Interested authors are invited to submit papers on any philosophical topic on or before: November 15, 2007.
Papers should be no more than 3,500 words. Papers must be in accordance with current APA standards. Papers must be prepared for blind review, with author’s name, university affiliation, mailing address and email address appearing in a separate document. Submission must be either Word (i.e. *.doc), Rich Text Format (i.e. *.rtf), or Portable Document Format (i.e. *.pdf) documents. All papers must be submitted as email attachments. Please include "Aufbau Submission" in the subject line.
Submissions and questions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested parties can visit Aufbau online at: http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/philosophy/AUFBAU.htm
Aufbau is affiliated with The University of Manitoba Philosophy Department.
Friday, September 14, 2007
For those of you who are interested in my presentation of my Sellars paper, "A Brief Summary of the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars", you can download it at:
Please let me know if this doesn't work for you. It works for my Mac anyways.
I really love Sellars, and would not mind questions from you about his philosophical project. Questions like: what are psychological nominalisms ramifications for universals? What happens to metaphysics and epistemology? What does Sellars think of qualia? Do animals think? Isn't Sellars a linguistic idealist? How does Sellars answer Quine? Heidegger? Churchland? Where are we left with empirical philosophy? What happens to the analytic tradition? etc. I think philosophy works best as a dialogue or as a kind of therapy, so I'd appreciate your participation. There is a lot to explain here, since Sellars' philosophy has deep and vast implications.
I'll try to focus on psychological nominalism and the fusion of the images in my presentation, to narrow things down a bit.
Thanks everyone. I hope this post is non-sucky!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
That ends my commercial announcement. You may now return to your regular programming.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Also, I've received a couple of emails from other students wondering about the Philosophical Fridays speaker program and schedule. As I understand it, any Friday that is currently free (please see the calendar link) is available for student presentations (student presentations scheduled a long time in advance might have to be bumped a week here or there, if it happens that a new invited speaker is added to the current schedule).
So, again, if you are interested in doing something, then please choose a Friday and let everyone know by posting it up here (or let Chelsey or myself know about it, and we can add it to the calendar and make it known to others).
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Just wondering: is there anyone who could volunteer to collect emails (by passing a sheet around) in any of the lower-level courses? Once we have them, the best thing to do is to forward them to Chelsey Booth, who is in charge of updating the database.
So far, no opinions have been voiced on the club-night issue. I assume that it will proceed on Thursday this week, as usual. If we're going to officially change it, I guess we should do that soon?