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This Week's Colloquium:  

Date: Friday, August 4th
Presenter: Julia Jorati, Ohio State
Title: "du Chatelet on freedom, self-motion and moral necessity"

The colloquium is held every Friday beginning at 3:30 pm  in Room 1130 of the Marion McCain Building (unless otherwise indicated). During the first hour a paper is presented. In the second hour, questions and discussion take place.

ARPA (Atlantic Region Philosopherr's Association) Conference 2017

Date: October 13 & 14, 2017
Location: Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mark your Calendar for SueFest 2018

Date: May 26, 2018
Details to follow


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Tiffany Gordon (PhD), will be moderating the discussion for the Prisoner's Justice Day panel as well as showcasing the 'Zine that will be created as a result of the creative writing program that has been happening at Burnside over the past month

The following course was offered atCentral Nova Scotia Correctional Facilty, by members of the Department of Philosophy: 
Self and World: Global Perspectives, Burnside Humanities Program

This course is an exploration of classic and contemporary philosophical discussions of such issues as the nature of the self, the good life (or the life lived well), what qualifies as scientific knowledge, what qualifies as traditional knowledge, and some of the roles of religious thought and practice.
Lecturers: Tiffany Gordon (PhD); Jamaal Hyder (PhD); Andrew Inkpen (Post Doc); Simon Kow (King's); Gordon McOuat (King's); Letitia Meynell (Dalhousie)
Academic convenor: Andrew Fenton (Dalhousie)
Co-Director of Program: Harry Critchly (along with Margaret Denike)

Tiffany Gordon (PhD) is offering the 'Books Beyond Bars Women's Creative Writer's Circle. at the Burnside Penitentiary. The purpose of the course is to provide the women at Burnside with a creative outlet for thir thoughts, in the form of writing, speech, and art; as well as, to compile their thoughts (short essays, reflections, poems) in the form of a 'Zine.

Duncan MacIntosh's paper, "Culture Weaponized: A Contrarian Theory of the Sometime Appropriateness of the Destruction, Theft and Trade of Art and Cultural Artifacts in Armed Conflict", was mooted on April 6, 2017 at the conference, The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War,
sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Penn Museum’s Penn Cultural Heritage Center.

Susan Sherwin and Katie Stockdale have published “Whither Bioethics Now? The Promise of Relational Theory” in the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.