Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Philosophical Friday, November 19th, 2010

Gabrele Contessa from Carleton University will be unable to give a talk this Friday.

Michael Stack
from the University of Manitoba
Will give a talk on
"Postmodernism for Dummies"
Friday, November 19th, 2010
384 University College
2:30 p.m.
*All are welcome*

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Texas Tech University Graduate Student Conference

Topic: Contemporary Issues in Social/Political Philosophy
Keynote: Henry Shue, The University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War
Dates: 15-16 April 2011
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2010

The Texas Tech Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is looking for presenters for its graduate student conference. The conference topic is “Contemporary Issues in Social/Political Philosophy.” Papers on any subject within the general parameters of the topic will get consideration, but the following subjects will receive strong consideration:

Rawls’ critics, especially Communitarians, Perfectionists, and G.A. Cohen
Global Justice
Game Theory
Transnational Feminism

The Texas Tech PGSA will give every speaker an honorarium to help curb travel expenses.

Papers should be no longer than 3000 words, and speakers should plan on delivering a 30-minute presentation. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. All materials should be prepared for blind review.

To apply, please send the following to in .pdf, .rtf, or .docx format:

1. Cover letter including: author’s name, author’s institution, title of paper, word count, contact information.

2. The essay, prepared for blind review. Please include the title of the essay and the abstract at the beginning of the document.

For more information, please contact Thomas Noah, president of the TTU PGSA, at thomas.noah (at)

Charles Taylor Rescheduled for Nov. 23rd at the University of Winnipeg

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Charles Taylor will be at the U of W on Nov. 23. Here's ... on Twitpic

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Call For Papers University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Philosophy April 15-16, 2011

 Call For Papers 

Freedom and Freedoms: Uniting State, Responsibility, and Will
The 11th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Philosophy
April 15-16, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Philip Pettit, Laurence S. Rockefeller University
Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University

What is freedom? Is there (or ought there be) a single, unified
understanding of 'freedom' across all areas of philosophical inquiry,
or does the meaning (and perhaps also the importance) of 'freedom'
depend on one's particular philosophical starting point? Why, to what
extent, and in what respects, should we be concerned with freedom? Who
has a sufficient degree of freedom and how ought we enhance the
freedom of those who don't have enough?

The philosophy graduate students of philosophy at the University of
Toronto invite papers exploring these issues for their 11th annual
graduate conference. We welcome perspectives from all fields in
philosophy, as well as those making connections to other disciplines.
Submissions engaging the history of philosophy are especially
encouraged. Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to:

- The relationship between metaphysical freedom and moral or political
- The place of free-will with regard to reactive attitudes,
praiseworthiness or
- The relationship between the metaphysical, psychological, ethical, and
political senses of 'freedom'
- The relationship between freedom (or particular freedoms and democratic
- Early modern accounts of the relation between freedom, reasons and
- The relationship between freedom (or particular freedoms) and justice
- The interaction between Kant's accounts of metaphysical and ethical freedom
- Feminist conceptions of freedom, violence, and the other
- How ancient Greek philosophical notions of liberty (eleutheria), the
voluntary (hekousia), and what's up to us (eph'hemin) shed light on our
contemporary notion of freedom

The deadline for submissions is JANUARY 22, 2010.

Papers should be sent as an email attachment in either .doc(x) or .pdf
format to Submitted papers should not
exceed 4000 words (30 minutes) and must be prepared for blind review.
In a separate attachment, please include your name, academic
affiliation, email address, paper title, word count, and an abstract
of no more than 300 words. Limited travel stipends are available, with
special funds for exceptional papers in ancient and medieval
philosophy. Only one submission per author.

Website: /

For more information, please contact the conference chair, Mark
Schranz, at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010



Mark Moffett

University of Wyoming

"Non-Propositional Intellectualism."

Co-Authored with John Bengson

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm

384 University College

Everyone is welcome!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Medieval Philosophy at the University of Winnipeg: THIS WEDNESDAY!

On Wednesday Nov. 3 at 4 - 6pm in room 2M70, Dr. Dominik Perler will
be giving his lecture: metaphysical limits to radical doubt: medieval
debates on skeptical hypothesis.