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THE PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2015-16

PRESENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

WATSON HALL, ROOM 517 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Boris Hennig (Ryerson University)

 

Title:  “The Man Without Properties”

 

ABSTRACT

Socrates is the same as a human being. Therefore, when we predicate “a human being” of Socrates, we predicate Socrates of himself. In this sense, Aristotle says that Socrates is the same as his essence. I will argue that the situation is very much the same when we predicate an accident of a thing. When we say that Plato is pale, we predicate "something pale" of Plato. What we say is true when Plato is the same as something pale. It follows that accidents are not properties but non-substantial things. This will yield a general account of predication that need not involve the notion of a property at all.

 

EVERYONE WELCOME

*If you have accessibility requirements, please contact Marilyn Lavoie (lavoiemm@queensu.ca)

 

 

Tentative Fall Schedule

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the following (tentative) schedule of talks in the Colloquium Series.  Unless otherwise noted, all talks will be held on Thursday afternoons in Room 517, John Watson Hall, Bader Lane, beginning at 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome. Further details about each talk will be sent out weekly. Talks and question period to be followed by drinks at the University Club

 

FALL 2015

Sept 24:  Cheryl Misak – University of Toronto (Graham Kennedy Lecture)           

Oct 1:      Babette Babich – Fordham University

Oct 8:      Torin Doppelt – Queen's University

Oct 15:    Boris Hennig – Ryerson University

Oct 22:    Nicole Hassoun – Binghamton University

Oct 29:    Rockney Jacobsen – Wilfrid Laurier University

Nov 5:     Lukas Meyer – University of Graz (Dunning Trust)

Nov 12:   Waheed Hussain – University of Toronto                            

Nov 19:    Kate Manne – Cornell University

Nov 26:    Angela Martin – McGill University

 

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