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Deus v. Machina

Deus v. Machina
15 Devonshire Place, Room 200, Larkin Building
Time: Apr 29th, 10:00 am End: Apr 30th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Humanities, Ethics, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, 2000-
Graduate Conference at the Centre for Ethics

The Centre for Ethics presents Graduate Student Conference

Deus v. Machina

April 29-30, 2016


All panels will be held in the Centre for Ethics Conference Room (rm. 200), Gerald Larkin Building, 2nd Floor, 15 Devonshire Place

Open to the public


10:00 - 12:00 How to Hear God: the politics of religious openness

Chair: Sara Lee

Discussant: Dr. Ronnie Beiner

Juan Pablo Aranda, "The Vatican Council II and the Political", University of Toronto, Political Science.

Tim Berk, "Heidegger and Grant on Technological Destining and the Preparation for the Gods", University of Toronto, Political Science.

Zak Black, "Hobbes and the Harrowing of Hell", University of Toronto, Political Science.

10:00 - 12:00 How to Hear God: the politics of religious openness
12:30 - 2:30 Symbols and Icons: the arts of revealing

Chair: Lincoln Rathnam


Judith Brunton, "Heart of Gooey Darkness or how I learned to stop worrying and love the blob: theorizing the affective aesthetics of horror in a public of oil", University of Toronto, Study of Religion.

Yevgeniya Kramchenkova, "Iconoclastic Controversy: A Christological Defense of Icongraphy", Toronto School of Theology.

Saturday, April 30th

10:00 - 12:00 Surpassing the Human: reason and revelation

Chair: Emma Planinc

Discussant: Dr. John Modern

Kimberly Rodda, "Examining the "possibilities of latter-day belief": Mechanized religion in Stoker's Dracula", University of Toronto, English.

Benjamin Groenewold, "Turning Technology Inside Out: Examining a Milieu's Religious Core", Institute for Christian Studies.

Jay Conte, "Considering the relationship between transhumanism and cultural posthumanism", Carleton University, Political Science.


1:00 - 3:00 Trials of Recognition: immigration and globalization

Chair: Scott Dodds


Waged Jafer, "Starving for Recognition: Ending centuries of victimhood through the power of narratives", University of British Columbia, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program.

Sujaya Dhanvantari, "Reviving an Ethics of Hospitality for the Political Refugee", Concordia University, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture.

Kelly Whitehead, "Revisiting Integrative Social Contracts Theory in the wake of Derrida's Mondialisation: Implications of Theory over Practice", University of Toronto, English.

3:00 - 5:00 Progress through Return: the (re)birth of spirit in the technological age

Chair: Yevgeniya Kramchenkova


Joud Alkorani, "Fatw? ex Machina: The Work of Fatw?s in the Age of Digital (re)Production", University of Toronto, Study of Religion and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies.

Paul Gray, "In the end will be the conversation: Hegel on forgiveness", York University, Political Science.

Jonathon Polce, "Not my cool: the challenges online filtering creates for self-growth and conversion", University of Toronto, Philosophy.

This event is free and open to all. For further information please contact graduateassociates@gmail.com





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