Graduate Philosophy Conference 2017
15 Devonshire Place, Larkin Building
Time: May 8th, 10:00 am End: May 9th, 6:30 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Ethics, 2000-
2017 Graduate Philosophy Conference
Welcome to the 17th Annual University of Toronto Philosophy Graduate Conference. The conference will take place on May 8th and 9th from 10-4 at the Centre for Ethics and from 4-6 at University College, both days. Our theme this year is Embodiment: Bodies and Embodied Experience, and our two keynote speakers are Evan Thompson (UBC) and Kristie Dotson (MSU).
The papers will discuss
bodies as a site of political protest: the Movement for Black Lives and the Argentinian Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo
embodied experience as a source of knowledge: standpoint epistemology, epistemologies of ignorance, and ethical responses to depression
bodies and perception: analytic, continental, and cross-cultural approaches to phenomenology
We will also feature a Panel on Disability, Illness, and Madness that calls attention to discrimination against people with disabilities both within and outside of academia.
All events are free and open to the public. Any questions should be directed to Emma McClure and Charles Dalrymple-Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 8th
begin at the Centre for Ethics 10-10:30 Coffee and Opening Remarks 10:30-11:30 Raffi Aintablian (Ryerson University) “The Corporeal Politics of the Refusal to Mourn: Insights from Persisting Pasts” Commenter: Maria Keller 11:30-1:00 Lunch 1:00-2:00 Kathleen Howe (University of Chicago) “Rescuing the Notion of the Body” Commenter: Damian Melamedoff 2:15-3:15 Corinne Lajoie (Université de Montréal) “A Merleau-Pontian Account of Embodied Perceptual Norms” Commenter: Natalie Helberg
Move to University College, UC140 4:00-6:00 Keynote: Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia) “Death: The Ultimate Transformative Experience” Commenter: Sean Smith
Move to Croft Chapter House 6:15-8:00 Reception
Tuesday, May 9th
Begin at the Centre for Ethics 9:30-10:00 Coffee 10:00-12:00 Panel on Disability, Illness, and Madness Presenters: Zara Bain (University of Bristol), Cherie Braden (University of Colorado Boulder), and Emily Dobson (University of Windsor) Chair: Emma McClure 12:00-1:30 Lunch 1:30-2:30 Michael Randall Barnes (Georgetown University) “Social Movements and Their Speech Acts: The Pragmatic Structure of ‘Positive Propaganda’” Commenter: Hamish Russell 2:45-3:45 Briana Toole (University of Texas) “Standpoint Epistemology Re-Examined: The Influence of Ontology on Knowledge Claims” Commenter: Julia Smith
Move to University College, UC140 4:30-6:30 Keynote: Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University) title TBD Commenter: Melissa Rees