mercredi 30 septembre 2015

Actualité de Malebranche

Actualité de Malebranche
Date : 8-9 décembre 2015 | December 8th-9th, 2015
Location : Collège universitaire dominicain | Dominican University College
                 Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa
Organisé conjointement par le Collège universitaire dominicain et l'université d'Ottawa, le colloque "Actualité de Malebranche", trois cents ans après sa mort, invite autant des réflexions sur la pertinence proprement philosophique de Malebranche aujourd'hui que des relectures de Malebranche par les historiens de la philosophie pour comprendre les enjeux qui structurent son corpus et ont marqué les philosophes de son époque et ceux qui hantent sa "postérité".
"Malebranche Today" is jointly organized by Dominican University College and the University of Ottawa on the occasion of the 300 anniversary of the death of Nicolas Malebranche. The Symposium invites reflections on the philosophical relevance of Malebranche today, as well as readings of Malebranche by historians of philosophy in order to help our understanding of the issues structuring his corpus as well as influencing the philosophers of Malebranche's era and those of his posterity.
Appel à communication | Call for Papers
Exposés autour de 30 minutes | presentations of 30 minutes
Date limite : 10 novembre 2015 | Deadline for submitting abstract : November 10th, 2015
Envoyer à | send abstracts to :
Maxime Allard (Collège universitaire dominicain)
Delphine Antoine-Mahut (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
Mitia Rioux-Beaulne (Université d'Ottawa)

Conceptions of Justice, Contemporary and Historical

Conceptions of Justice, Contemporary and Historical

Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa

Friday Oct. 2, 2015
FSS Hall, Room 5028

Session One 9-12

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof. WU Xiangdong, dean of School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University
“Multidimensional Standards of Value Evaluation”

Prof. ZHANG Shuguang, former dean of School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University
“Discussion of Social Justice from the Nature of Politics”

Prof. ZHOU Fan, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University
“Supplement to the Critique of Justice and its Discontents: Reflections on Allen Buchanan's 'Internal Criticism'”

Associate professor LUO Songtao, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University
“Dialectic of Life: Reflections upon Adorno's Moral Philosophy”

Dr. ZHENG Wei, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University
“Boundaries of Justice”

Dr. Birsen Filip, Philosophy, Univ. of Ottawa
“Wilhelm von Humboldt on Justice”

Prof. Douglas Moggach
“Freedom and Distributive Justice”

Session Two, 1-3

Prof. Sascha Maicher, School of Political Studies, TBA

Prof. FENG Ziyi, Department of Philosophy, Beijing University
“Marx's Basic View of Distributive Justice”

Prof. YANG Haifeng, Department of Philosophy, Beijing University
“The Issue of the Subject in Marx's Philosophy”

Prof. LU Kejian, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University

“New Family: Embryo of Communist Society”

Why Philosophy ?

Date:  Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 19:00
Location:  Dominican University College, 96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Why Philosophy?
Click here to see DUC professor Iva Apostolova explain what guests can expect at our next "Why Philosophy?" event.
Have you ever thought being a philosopher is mysterious? Perhaps difficult? Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to do philosophy 7 days a week? Then this dicussion series is for you.
Come join us for an informal, friendly chat with professor Mark Nyvlt. During the chat, Mark Nyvlt will answer several questions about his background in philosophy, why this field became a career, as well as the struggles and successes found in the philosophical life. Afterwards, members of the audience will be welcome to ask their own questions to learn more about this interesting and taxing endeavour.

vendredi 25 septembre 2015

Les raisons de la taxation (D. Robichaud)

Dans le cadre du Cycle annuel de conférences sur la recherche en droit de la Section de droit civil, ne manquez pas la conférence de DavidRobichaud, professeur agrégé au Département de philosophie de l'Université d'Ottawa:

Les raisons de la taxation
Le professeur Robichaud est un spécialiste d'éthique et de philosophie du droit. Docteur en philosophie de l'Université de Montréal et de l'Université catholique de Louvain, il est co-auteur du livre Penser les institutions. Les défis contemporains de la philosophie politique, publié aux Presses de l’Université Laval en 2012, 342 (avec P. Turmel et D. Anctil) ainsi que de l'ouvrage intitulé La juste part. Repenser les inégalités, la richesse et la fabrication des grille-pains disponibleici.
Cette conférence sera présentée le mardi 29 septembre 2015, de 11h30 à 13h (repas fourni), au FTX202.
N'hésitez pas à transmettre cette invitation à vos contacts. 
Bienvenue à tous et toutes!

lundi 21 septembre 2015

Perspectives on the Commons, Counter-Monumentality and the Decolonisation of Liberty


25 SEPT. 2015
10:00 – 20:00
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Pavillon Brault, room A0200 (entrance door 11)
101 Saint-Jean-Bosco street, Gatineau
ACCESS : exterior and interior map
Free / Gratuit
Entrepreneurs du commun is proposing a critical reflection on the Memorial to the Victims of Communism that is planned to be built in Ottawa. The aim is to open a space of reflection regarding the commemorative gesture and its relation to contemporary conceptions of the commons. Organized jointly with the opening of the exhibition "Monuments to the victims of Liberty" at the artist-run centre AXENÉO7 (Gatineau), this symposium questions the ideological instrumentalization of liberty by resituating it in the neoliberal context, Western imperialism and Canadian colonial history. “Nazism, Marxist-Leninism, today, terrorism – they all have one thing in common: the destruction, the end of human liberty,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated during a Tribute to Liberty dinner evening. The obsession with security that underlies this unsound interpretation functions like an incantation to ward off the exploration of other progressive and radical political avenues.
Faced with this plethora of gross historical confusions and ideological simplifications, we propose to open a space for in-depth and convivial reflection and to discuss the issues raised as part of the controversy surrounding the monument’s construction. The symposium is structured by three blocks: 1. The Transindividual and the Question of the Commons; 2. Post-communist Monumentality; 3. Decolonizing (Canadian) Liberty. At the crossroads of the various conceptual, aesthetic and political approaches that will be mobilized as part of this conference day, we hope the encounter will prompt renewed collective thought around the impact of commemorative actions and their relationship to contemporary conceptions of the commons.
Coordination :
Erik Bordeleau, Nathalie Casemajor, Dalie Giroux.
Collaboration: Peter Hodgins and François Lemieux.


10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:45
> Frédéric Neyrat, « Prologue au communisme planétaire »
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Comparative Literature
> Erik Bordeleau, « Prises et entre-prises du commun »
SenseLab, Université Concordia
Discutant : Émilie Bernier
Université d’Ottawa, Département de sciences politiques
11:45 – 13:00
Pause repas
(Offert aux conférenciers et partenaires)
13:00 – 14:30
> Yevgeniy Fiks, « Monument to Cold War Victory »
> Maria Silina, « (Cold)War and (Anti)Communist Agenda in Canadian and Russian Contemporary Public Art »
UQAM, Département d’histoire de l’art
Discutant : Peter Hodgins
Carleton University, Département d’études canadiennes
14:30 – 14:45
14:45 – 16:15
> Darren O’Toole (Ottawa University, Faculty of Law)
> Stacy Douglas (Carleton University, Department of Law and Legal Studies)
Discutant : Dalie Giroux
Université d’Ottawa, Département de sciences politiques
16:15 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:45
18h00 – 20h
RÉCEPTION et aperçu de l’exposition « S’endormir près du monument pendant la révolution »
Galerie UQO, Pavillon Brault, UQO, Local A-0115

mercredi 16 septembre 2015

Russell on Memory (I. Apostolova)

Conférence | Talk

(Dominican University College)

Russell on Memory

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Carleton University
Loeb Building
Room B146

Many-Minded Leibniz's Many Minds (G. Hunter)

Conférence | Lecture

(University of Ottawa)

Many-Minded Leibniz's Many Minds

Source : Wikipedia

The idea of “panpsychism” has recently become fashionable again. It holds that minds, or mind-like things, are more pervasive and ontologically primitive than analytic philosophers and philosophers of science used to think. A major stimulus to the resurgence of panpsychism has been the apparent impossibility of giving a plausible evolutionary account of the mental. It is striking, however, how much of the new panpsychism goes over ground already well explored by Leibniz. This talk, written for a forthcoming collection of papers on panpsychism, is about Leibniz’s right to be numbered among the panpsychists.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

University of Ottawa
Desmarais Hall (55, Laurier East)
Room 8161