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The Winter 2015 Colloquium will start on Tuesday, January 20th and will take place in C-4036 from 2:00-3:20 pm.  

January 20 - Peter Gratton, "Schelling, Derrida and Freedom:  Thinking without a Theme".  Commentary by Kyla Bruff

January 27 - Michelle Rebidoux, "Persons, Community, and the Mystic Body:  Towards a Phenomenological Christian Personalism".  Commentary by Patrick Renaud

February 3 - Peter Harris, "Collingwood, Fackenheim and Bradley on Metaphysics and Historicity - A Report".  Commentary by Gil Shalev

February 10 - David Thompson, "Origins of Objectivity".  Commentary by Sarah Messer

February 24 - Suma Rajiva, "Rationalism and Subjectivity from Descartes to Leibniz".  Commentary by Fintan Neylan

March 10 - Walter Okshevsky, "Evan Simpson on Reasonableness, Truth and Disagreement in Moral Judgement:  A Habermasian Critique".  Commentary by Aaron O'Brien

March 17 - Scott Johnston - "What was Transcendental Idealsm?  Transcendent and Transcendental Arguments in the Metaphysik Vigilantius (1794-1795)"  Commentary by Vahid Jafarzadehdarzi

March 24 - Jennifer Flynn - "Naturalism and Bioethics".  Commentary by Shannon O'Rourke

March 31 - Sean McGrath - "The Late Schelling on the Trinity".  Commentary by Michelle Mahoney

 

IN MEMORIAM:  In honour of our colleague and friend, Jim Bradley, the Dept. is holding a series of lectures in 2012-2013, The Bradley Memorial Lectures in Speculative Philosophy. The inaugural lecture was given by Jim's longtime friend, colleague, and collaborator, Dr. Peter Harris, Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, 5-7pm in the Junior Common Room,Gushue Hall with reception after. Each lecturer will also lead the Jockey club discussion, usually the day after the lecture. Dr. Harris  led a lively Jockey Club discussion Friday, Nov.9 on an essay by Collingwood, a philosopher of special interest to Jim Bradley. For complete list of lectures please click here. 

APRIL lecture: Professor Uwe Voigt (University of Augsburg) gave the concluding Bradley Memorial Lecture, "Truth as Correspondence: An Identity Theory" on Thursday, April 18th, 7-8:30pm, Room: A-1046

     

 

 JAMES BRADLEY HONOURED IN OTTAWA: Jim Bradley was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Dominican University College in Ottawa, granted posthumously on the 21st of October 2012. His wife, Jennifer Dyer, received the degree on his behalf. Jim was a key figure in building and maintaining the ties between philosophers at Memorial and at DUC.

 

 

 STUDENT HONOURS:  Scholarship Recipients for 2014-2015

James Good Scholarship in Philosophy - Mary Germane  

The Joseph and Joyce Dawson Memoral Bursary in Philosophy - Colin Rideout  

The John M. & Elsa S. Morgan Scholarship - Ethan Lewis & Patrick Jeffrey

Congratulations to all our winners.

 

 FACULTY RESEARCH:  The Department held a book launch Friday, October 26th,  5-7pm at the Peter Easton Pub. The launch featured  recently published books by Dept. faculty: Peter Gratton, The State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of ModernitySean McGrath,  The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious, Arthur Sullivan, Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language: A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy. Each author gave a short presentation followed by question and response discussion. This was followed by more informal discussion, socializing, and, of course, the signature event these days of a philosophy event--the consumption of pizza.

     

 

 

 

FACULTY: Sean McGrath recently received the 2012 Dean of Arts Award for Distinguished Scholarship for "a body of published scholarly work of a standard sufficient to have brought greater national or international recognition to the Faculty of Arts." He has most recently published his fourth book, The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious, the first of two volumes on the unconscious.

Stay tuned for a book launch/reception next fall featuring The Dark Ground of Spirit and other books by departmental faculty: Peter Gratton, The State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity and Arthur Sullivan, Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language: A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy.