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Queen's University

Department of Philosophy

Graduate Student Colloquium Series

All talks will be held on Fridays at 2:30 in the Departmental Lounge (Watson 341), unless otherwise noted

The 2014-15 schedule is coming soon.




Here were the 2013-14 talks:

October 18

Ryan McSheffrey

On Miller on the Forfeiture of Human Rights: A Kantian Reply

Dissertation Research Seminar

October 25

NOTE:12:30 pm

Kyle Johannsen

The Transcendental Significance of Fact-Insensitivity

November 1

Matt Taylor

Justice as Impartiality as a Specific Form of Justice as Mutual Advantage
(or, why you already agree with me)

Dissertation Research Seminar

November 8
NOTE: Watson 122 

Shitangshu Roy
The "Right to Autonomous Agency” and the “Right to Exit/ Sever Relationships”:
Theorizing our Obligations to Companion Animals in a Post-Animal Rights World

November 15

Torin Doppelt

Wither Spinoza's PSR(?)
Dissertation Research Seminar 

November 22

Bye week, no speaker

November 29

Josephine Nielsen
Raising Autonomous Agents: A Critique of Clayton 

Dissertation Research Seminar

January 17

Elyse Platt
What Makes the Good Life Good? 

January 24

Bye week, no speaker

January 31

Brennen Harwood
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Global Justice: On the Cosmopolitan Challenge to Liberal Nationalism

February 7

Bye week, no speaker

February 28

Joshua Landry

Why a Quality-of-Life Ethic is not Appropriate for Select End-of-Life Medical Decisions

Dissertation Research Seminar

March 7

The Equity and Women’s Concerns Committee of the Department of Philosophy presents:
“Equality, Religion, and Culture: A Symposium on the Québec Secular Charter.”

The symposium will be held in Macdonald Hall, Room 202, March 7 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

March 14

Two Events:

Workshop on on the Status of Women in Philosophy
Dr. Kathryn Norlock from Trent University
Hosted by the EWCC, 12-1:30, Watson 341 

Michael Vossen
Advice, Action Guidance, and Aristotelian Naturalism
Dissertation Research Seminar 

March 21

Phil Smolenski
Stability and Public Reason 

Dissertation Research Seminar

March 28

Bye week, no speaker

April 4

Krista Videchak
Memory, Identity, and Hermeneutical Injustice:
The Roots of Enduring Injustice for Blacks 

Dissertation Research Seminar

April 11

Matt Taylor
Inanimate Animal Ethics: A Critique of Non-Mutual Advantage Approaches to Animal Ethics

April 24
NOTE: 2:30  pm

Jennifer  Cornick
Terminal Mental Illness and the Futility of the Principles:
A Case Study in the Prinicplist Approach to Biomedical Ethics

Dissertation Research Seminar

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