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Queen's University

Department of Philosophy

Graduate Student Colloquium Series

For Fall/Winter 2014-15

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

October 3

Matt Taylor

Grounding Animal Rights in Mutual Advantage Contractarianism

October 24


Michael Vossen

Kinds and Directives
Dissertation Research Seminar 

October 31

Erik Zhang
Moral Realism and Questions of Moral Motivation 

November 21

Krista Videchak
Another Kind of Injustice: Adding Epistemological Explanations to the Reparations Debate
Dissertation Research Seminar 

November 28

Phil Smolenski
Reorienting Justice or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stability
Dissertation Research Seminar 

December 5

Josh Landry
Rethinking medical decision-making: Justifying mild paternalism and defending limits to patient autonomy
Dissertation Research Seminar 

January 9

Torin Doppelt

Spinoza's Seemingly Absurd Love of God 

January 16

Jared Houston
Politics of Decline

January 23

Matt Taylor

The Role of Threats in a Contractarian Theory of Rights

January 30

Omar Bachour

The Argument from Conviviality: Kant on Drunkenness and Gluttony

February 6

Andrew Puzzo

Freeing Anselm 

February 13

Kyle Johannsen

Justice in Personal Choice: Cohen's Equivocal Attack on Rawls's Basic Structure Restriction 

February 27

Dante Diotallevi

Mathematics as Quadrivium in the Kepler-Fludd Polemic

March 13 Jeremy Butler
How to Think about Freedom of Expression 
March 20 Ryan McSheffrey
On Tadros and Duff on the Duties of Offenders
March 27 Frédéric Côté-Boudreau
Animals and the Problem of Rational Autonomy
Dissertation Research Seminar

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