Colloquium & Special Lectures
About the Colloquia
The Department of Philosophy's colloquium series takes place every Friday afternoon. It is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty and students have the opportunity to develop and present work and to engage in lively philosophical exchange. Each colloquium is attended by faculty, graduate students, as well as interested faculty from other departments and universities. Faculty will present in-progress papers, and graduate students are encouraged to present their theses.
The colloquia are 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.
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2018 Colloquium Presentations
March 16th, 2018
Pat Bondy, St. Mary's University
“The Epistemic Norm of Inference and Non-Epuistemic Reasons for Belief"
March 9th, 2018
Tom Vinci, Dalhousie University
“Max Planck on the Least Action Principle and the Case for Divine Reason in Physics"
March 2nd, 2018
Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell, Dalhousie University
“Why Tommy and Kiko Deserve Habeas Corpus Relief"
February 16th, 2018
Andrew Inkpen, Dalhousie University
“Disease and the Microbiome: Can Naturalistic Theories Make Sense of Dysfunction?"
February 9th, 2018
Tyler Hildebrand, Dalhousie University
“Best Systems: Metaphysical or Epistemological"
January 26th, 2018
Letitia Meynell, Dalhousie University
“Imagining a Building Into Reality: Philosophical Adventures in Architecture"
January 19th, 2018
Duncan MacIntosh, Dalhousie University
“De-Weaponizing Incivility and Disinformation: Do We Need A (Virtual) Two-State Solution for America?"
January 12th, 2018
Francois Baylis, Novel Tech Ethics
“The Scientist as Honest Broker of Policy Options"