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Welcome! The University of Saskatchewan Philosophy Course Union will be hosting the sixth annual Prairie Provinces Undergraduate Philosophy Association Conference.

 The conference will be held on the weekend of January 19th, 20th, 21st, 2007. It will feature student paper presentations (followed by question and answer periods), and keynote addresses by Dr. Peter Alward and Dr. Cheryl Misak (followed by a wine and cheese reception).

Check in and registration will be done outside Saint Thomas Moore (STM) Room 140.  This is also the room the keynote speakers will be presenting their papers.  Student presentations will be held in Commerce 103 and 116; and the breakfasts and lunch provided will be in Arts 210.

For a general PPUPA schedule Click Here.

For a schedule of student presentations at PPUPA Click Here.

Attendees must pre-register by filling out our online registration form (Click Here!). A registration fee of $15 will be due upon arrival.

Attendees will be provided with stimulating presentations and discussion, some free meals, and can be billetted upon request (please note on registration form, billeting space is extremely limited so first registered first billeted).

Our keynote speakers:

Dr. Cheryl Misak from the University of Toronto will give the first keynote address on Friday evening at 7pm in STM 140.  She is a Full Professor at the U of T and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  She is also the Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean, of the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Her research interests include: Pragmatism, especially the work of C.S. Peirce; epistemology; and moral philosophy.  Her major publications include: Truth, Politics, Morality (2000); Truth and the End of Inquiry (1990, second expanded edition 2004), and; Verificationism: Its History and Prospects (1995). 

 

Dr. Peter Alward from the University of Lethbridge will give the second keynote address on Saturday evening at 7pm in STM 140. He is an Associate Professor at U of L, where he has been teaching since 2000. He received an M.A. from Dalhousie University in 1991 and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1998. He has published on issues in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and aesthetics. He is currently finishing off a book on the philosophy of fiction. His talk will be on fictional truth.


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