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PhD Student Joshua Livingstone to present paper at "Political Crisis and Collapse" Conference

PhD student Joshua Livingston will present his paper “Hannah Arendt and the Free Press” at the conference "Rethinking Responses to Political Crisis and Collapse: Hannah Arendt, Edith Stein, Rosa Luxemburg, and Simone Weil" at King's University College at Western University in London, Ontario on March 7, 2020.

For more information on Josh's work, see his graduate student page.

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Panel on hate speech

On January 29, the Department of Philosophy’s Equity Committee hosted a panel event on philosophical and legal questions concerning hate speech in Canada. With over 40 undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members from across Queen’s attending, the event was a tremendous success.

The panelists were Meena Krishnamurthy, assistant professor in Philosophy, Wendy Phillips, elder-in-residence in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, and Jacob Weinrib, assistant professor in Law. Sofie Vlaad, an MA student in Philosophy, moderated the session.

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Kerah Gordon-Solmon in Philosophy and Public Affairs

Kerah Gordon-Solmon has a new article in the journal Philosophy and Public Affairs, one of the most prestigious journals for moral and political philosophy. While contractualism seems to resolve some morally fraught conflicts well, it does less well in situations where the conflicts involve substantial risks and benefits. Kerah proposes a novel solution to the problem, by drawing out the core thoughts behind contractualism. The article was workshopped at the Queen’s Political Philosophy Reading Group. 

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