Sunday, October 21, 2007

(the) Undergraduate Uprising

Hi everyone. You've probably heard about the special pub night this week. If not...suprise! Monday/Tuesday you'll see these flyers floating around University College in an attempt to recruit more undergraduate students to the Philosophy Club and to the pub nights. I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday night.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This Friday

John Dyck will present his paper:

'Against Levinson's Instrumentation Requirement'

at 2:30, 386 U.C.

See everyone there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Philosophical Friday

Just to remind everyone, this Friday's invited speaker is Walter Hopp from Boston University. He will be giving a talk entitled "Conceptualism and the Myth of the Given".

Here is his homepage:

Monday, October 8, 2007

WAG Talk

Here's the scoop I went to the WAG yesterday, because they have some Renaissance panels on display that I have been meaning to see for quite some time. Very exciting! If you have not seen them, you must! Anyhow, I was not aware that there is also a big Warhol exhibit going on (yes, I live under a rock and don't pay attention to what's happening in the Peg, nor am I a big fan of Warhol...). But as part of the exhibit there are a number of talks taking place at the WAG. One of the listings caught my eye and I thought that other philosopher folk might be interested, in particular those taking aesthetics. Here's the write-up on it from the glossy brochure (you can also see it if you follow the appropriate links on the website):

Arthur Danto and Robert Enright
Thursday, October 18, 7pm
Arthur C. Danto, distinguished critic, philosopher, and author of Beyond the Brillo Box, is one of the most influential writers on contemporary art. He has been a most astute observer of Warhol's important influence on reconfiguring the way we view art in the postmodern period. He will engage in a conversation with art critic Robert Enright on the continuing significance of Warhol's art and life.

If your wondering who Danto is:

Now I don't know if the two guys are just going to blather about Warhol and his work. But, I am hoping that Danto will at least say something interesting and philosophically relevant about conceptual art... if not, then you can at least check out the panels...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Potluck on Saturday, Oct 13th

Hey All,

I'm hosting a potluck dinner on Saturday, October 13th. 7pm. Faculty and students, both graduate and undergrad, are invited.
My address is 317 Bannerman ave. Google maps knows where that is if you don't.

Hope to see you there. If you would, please confirm your attendance here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Hey Manitoba philosophy!!! The space-time worm of which I am one mere time slice misses you. Tell your temporal counterparts I said 'Hi'!

Monday, October 1, 2007

A Question For The Metaphysicians...

I assume some people out there are modern metaphysicians... Could you please inform me as to what your conception of philosophy is? Of metaphysics (if the two are seperate)? What is the stated aim (if any) of First Philosophy (if there is one)?

I'm curious how things have progressed from Aristotle and the Being of beings.



I'm looking for an opportunity to have philosophical discussions... I assume Toad Night is a good time, and after Philosophical Fridays? Other times as well maybe?