Bi-Annual Graduate Conference


The Inaugural Memorial University Graduate Conference in Philosophy was hosted in 2013, on the topics of Nature, Freedom, and Reason, and has been held bi-annually since.

The conference is organised by graduate students with the aid of faculty members. The conference has been attended by graduate students studying philosophy in various institutions across Canada and North America.

Previous topics included:

• The revival of German Idealism in the works of Markus Gabriel, Iain Hamilton Grant, and Slavoj Zizek; German Idealism and the Pittsburgh School (Sellars, Brandom, McDowell); the “space of reasons.”

• Contemporary rationalist philosophy; Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux.

• Rationalism, Ancient/Medieval Metaphysics, and their relevance today.

• Metaphysics, Ecology, Philosophy of Life and the Philosophy of Nature.

• Philosophies of Subjectivity and Freedom.

• Original contributions related to the conference theme are also encouraged.