Philosophy Events

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The Department of Philosophy regularly hosts Departmental Colloquia as well as the Philosophy Workshop Series. Both series take place in Room 927 of the Leacock Building at McGill University. For other philosophy events at McGill and in Montreal, see Other Philosophy Events.


WINTER 2023


Friday, February 24, 2023 - Jarislowsky Chair Lecture Series in Human Nature and Technology

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Lecture Series in Human Nature and Technology
Harmut Rosa, Erfurt University and Friedrich, Schiller University (Jena)
Title: Resonance, Acceleration and Alienation: The Desire for Control and The Uncontrollability of the World
Location: TBA


Monday, January 9, 2023 - Workshop

Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
David J. Chalmers, New York University
Title: Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy
Location: TBA


FALL 2022


Wednesday, October 19, 2022  - Symposium

Time: 1:30-5:00 p.m. EST
J. Maclure, V. Müller, A. Zimmermann, S. Wachter
Title: Taking Stock of AI Ethics: Where are We? What Should We Hope For?
Location: TBA


Friday, September 30, 2022 - Jarislowsky Chair Lecture Series in Human Nature and Technology

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Dr. Karina Vold, Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, University of Toronto
Title: TBA
Location: TBA
Website: https://www.ihpst.utoronto.ca/people/directories/all-faculty/karina-vold 


WINTER 2022


Friday, March 18, 2022 - Jarislowsky Chair Lecture Series in Human Nature and Technology

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Simone Chambers, University of California, Irvine
Title: Wrecking the Public Sphere: new-authoritarians and the digital attack on pluralism and truth (Poster)
Location: 2001 McGill College, Room 1201
Website: https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/sechambe/


Friday, March 11, 2022 - Colloquium Virtual Series

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Alex King, Simon Frasier University
Title: Aesthetic Moore Paradoxes
Website: http://www.philosopher-king.com/


Friday, February 11, 2022 - Colloquium Virtual Series 

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Maya Goldenberg, University of Guelph
Title: Well-Placed Trust and Public Resistance to Science
Website: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/philosophy/people/maya-j-goldenberg


FALL 2021


Friday, December 3, 2021 - Jarislowsky Chair Lecture Series in Human Nature and Technology

Time: 4:00 p.m. EST, In-person at 2001 McGill College, Room 1201 and live on Zoom 
Markus Gabriel, Chair in Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Bonn University
Title: Being Human in the Digital Age – On Human and Artificial Intelligence 
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Website: https://www.philosophie.uni-bonn.de/de/personen/professoren/prof.-dr.-markus-gabriel-2


Friday, November 12, 2021 - Colloquium Virtual Series

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST, Virtual
Katharina Nieswandt, Concordia University
Title: Gender Ratio in Philosophy: An Inferential-Statistical Model of Possible Determinants
website: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/philosophy/faculty=katharina-Nieswandt


Friday, October 29, 2021 - Colloquium Virtual Series

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST, Virtual
Simona Vucu, Postdoctoral Researcher with the project Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy, supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Title: Catherine of Siena on the Unity of Virtue
Website: https://www.mcgill.ca/philosophy/people/postdoc


Friday, October 1, 2021 - Colloquium Virtual Series

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST, Virtual
Jonathan Simon, Université de Montréal
Title: Can Consciousness be Indeterminate? Some Decision Theoretic Puzzles
Website: https://jonsimon.net/


WINTER 2021


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Anti-Racist Lens Panel Event

Time: 4:00 p.m. EST, Virtual
Moderated by Alia Al-Saji, McGill University
Panel: David Austin, Agnès Berthelot-Raffard and Geneviève Vande Wiele Nobert
Title: Teaching Philosophy through an Anti-Racist Lens


Friday, March 19, 2021 - Colloquium Virtual Series

Time: 3:30 p.m. EST, Virtual
Myisha Cherry, University of California, Riverside
Title: Racialized Forgiveness


WINTER 2020


Friday, April 3, 2020 - Colloquium Series (CANCELLED)

Time and Location: 3:30 p.m., Leacock 927
Robin Dembroff, Yale University
Title: Patriarchy: Putting 'Real Men' on Top


Friday, January 24, 2020 - Colloquium Series

Time and Location: 3:30 p.m., Leacock 927
Efraín Lazos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Title: Kant on mathematical schematism


Friday, January 17, 2020 - Montreal Workshop in Critical Philosophy of Race

Time and Location: 3:30 p.m., Leacock 927
Jacqueline Scott, Loyola University Chicago
Title: ‘This land of thorns is not habitable’: Healing the Despair of Racialized Meta-Oppression.


Friday, January 10, 2020 - Colloquium Series

Time and Location: 3:30 p.m., Leacock 927
Kate Nolfi, University of Vermont
Title: Nonfactive knowledge


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