On March 13, 2014 Professor Christine Korsgaard, one of today's leading moral philosophers, will give the Guelph Lecture in Philosophy in McLaughlin Library (common area on the main floor). The talk is free, open to the public and begins at 5:30 pm.
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Philopolis, the only festival of public philosophy, takes place downtown on October 5th from 10:00–4:00, and includes a free lunch for all who attend. Admission is free and requires no registration. Be sure to join us for our social warmup on October 4th, 8:00 PM at OX café!
The Philosophy Graduate Students Association is organizing an international political philosophy conference at the University of Guelph from September 20–22, 2013 titled Politics at the Limits of Civil Society. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Max Pensky (Binghamton University) and Dr.
The 2013 Guelph Lecture in Philosophy was given by Dr. Thomas (Tim) Scanlon of Harvard University on March 21. His talk, "What is Morality?" was free and open to the public and drew a large audience.
Information on the Guelph Lecture in Philosophy.
The following faculty have received 2012 SSHRC grants:
Karen Houle, John Russon and Andrew Wayne.
In addition to the faculty listed, we are pleased to announce that four Department of Philosophy Graduate students have won recent SSHRC awards.
My SSHRC project, "The Origins of Value," will root issues of economics in the existential conditions that make possible such a thing as “value” in the first place, interpret core principles of economic theory in light of this, and develop the implications of this for the interpretation of the political implications of contemporary global capitalism. website
2012-2015 SSHRC Insight grant This interdisciplinary research project intends to systematically challenge the normative and conceptual adequacy of ‘The Gift’ discourse as it is widely deployed, formally and informally, in scientific research and medical training involving human cadavers in Canadian biomedical institutions, and in the wider cultural milieu which supports these activities.