Visiting Speakers

Jan 17, 2014

Role Model Visiting Speaker Public Lecture

Ann Ward

(Campion College, University of Regina) 

"Autonomy and Moral Virtue in Aristotle's Ethics"
Friday, January 17, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Edwards School of Busniess (ESB) Room 12

PHIL 990 Seminar
“Intellectual Virtue and Political Philosophy in the Ethics of Aristotle”
Friday, January 17th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Arts 607 
Prof. Ward's visit is jointly sponsored the President's Diversity Enhancement Fund and the Role Model Speaker Fund of the College of Arts and Science

Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2014

Marya Schechtman 
(University of Illinois at Chicago)

Public Lecture:

"Making It Through: Personal Survival, Empathy, and the Unity of Consciousness"

Friday, January 31, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Edwards School of Busniess (ESB) Room 3 


"Making Ourselves Whole: Wholeheartedness and Diachronic Agency"

Friday, January 31, 9:30 - 11:30
Arts 607

"The Moments of a Life: On Some Similarities between Life and Literature"

Saturday, February 1, 10:30 - 12:30
Arts 607

Marya Schechtman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard in 1988. Her main areas of interest are personal identity, practical reasoning, and the philosophy of mind. Her book, The Constitution of Selves (Cornell 1996), argues that contemporary metaphysical discussions of personal identity over time fail to distinguish between two distinct but related questions, one having to do with re-identifying persons and the other with determining the essential features of character, value, and commitment that make a person who she is. She has continued her research in this area, and is currently completing a book manuscript which argues for an expanded and more socially dependent concept of personhood and endorses the view that personal identity should be defined in terms of the continuity of a characteristic “person life”. She is also interested in questions of autonomy, the philosophy of psychology, and existentialism, and is a member of UIC's Laboratory of Integrated Neuroscience.

Department Colloquia

Fridays, 3:30 - 5:00
All talks in Edwards School of Business (ESB) Room 12 

Sep. 20 Mark Migotti
(University of Calgary)
"Errors About Nietzsche and Error Theory"
Oct. 4 Emer O'Hagan "Shmagents, Realism and Constitutivism about Rational Norms"
Oct. 25 Alex Beldan
(PhD candidate, UWO)
"A Defence of Anti-Psychologism About Reasons"
Nov. 8 Peter Alward
(University of Lethbridge)
"Cliffhangers and Sequels: A limited defense of immoderate intentionalism"
Nov. 22 Phil Dwyer "Nagel's Idiom, Hacker's Gage - An Existential Crisis in the Philosophy of Mind"
Feb. 28 Jack MacIntosh
(University of Calgary)
"Boyle discovered something all right, but was it Boyle's law?"
Mar. 14 Geordie McComb
(PhD candidate, 
University of Toronto)
"When are fictions thought experiments?"
Mar. 28 Pierre-François Noppen
(St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan)
"Mimetic Rationality? Three Puzzles in Adorno's Epistemology"