October 18-19, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019


CE 317

CE 319

CE 323

CE 326

CE 327



Valkyrie Grenzberg (Millerville) “What’s Wrong With Sex? An … Analysis of the Issues Faced by a Sexually Active Woman in the Era of #MeToo”

Rachel (MacKinnon) O’Keefe (Toronto) “Plotinus’ Pseudo-Hylomorphism & Change in Sensible Objects”

Shaunessy Cudmore-Keating (StFX) “Was Descartes an Occasionalist?”

David Tracey (MUN), “On Personal Desire in Deleuze’s and Guattari’s Critique of Freud”

Paul Viminitz (Lethbridge) “A Begrudging Defence of Holocaust Denial & Epistemic Sloth


Andrew Inkpen (Brandon) “Health and Ecology”

Paul Curry (Ottawa) “Identity Politics vs a Fusion of Horizons”

Doug Al-Maini (StFX) “The Difference Between ‘Belonging’ & ‘Being Like’ in Plato’s Lysis

Emily Bingeman (Dal) “Some Concerns about Praise-Blame Asymmetrics”

Canadian Association of Reductionist Philosophy (CARP), Sheldon Wein (SMU) (Chair)



Scott Edgar (SMU) “Transit Network Design & Historical Injustice…”

Baldner, Steven (StFX) “Aquinas and Early Modern Philosophers on Causality”


CARP,  (cont’d)


5:30 – 7:30 Dinner (On Your Own: Besides what is available on campus, there is a decent restaurant just across the street from CBU called Flavour 19. I have reserved a number of tables there for ARPA)

7:30-9 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Verschuren Centre Lecture Theatre (CS 104)

Nancy Bauer, Tufts University, “Let’s Talk About Sex: Ethical Intercourse in the Age of #MeToo”

Following the Keynote Speaker: Wine & Cheese Reception in the Verschuren Centre Atrium (courtesy of the Office of the Vice President, Academic)



Saturday, October 19, 2019


CE 311

CE 312

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Abigail Klassen (Winnipeg) “Too Queer to Count as Queer?”

Erik Nelson (Dal) “Explicit Nonlinguistic Mental Content: Inferencetialism, Connectionism & Chickens”

Alexander Baker (SMU) “Humanity & Rational Principle … in Aristotle”

Robert Ansell (SMU) “Organization of Society in the General Interest”

Daniel Harris (CUNY) “Wittgenstein’s Looming Presence on Contemporary Speech-Act Theory”


Eric v.d. Luft (Gegensatz Press) “Do Transgendered Individuals Exist?”

Anton Killin (Mt. A) “Inferences in Cognitive Archaeological Research…”

Louis Groarke (StFX) “Aristotle’s Poetics Understood as a Response to Plato”

Nikolas Hamm (McGill) “Affective Experience and Character Cultivation in Kant’s Moral Philosophy”

Wittgenstein Reading Group 10-11:50: Robbie Mosher (Mt. A), Chair; Lynette Reid (Dal) TBA;


Refreshment Break

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Jason Holt (Acadia) “Allusion & Anti-Intentionalism”

Giulia Bonasio (King’s) “Function & Use in Aristotle’s EE & NE

Nathan Brett (Dal) “Taking Climate Change Seriously”

Michael Hymers (Dal) Hadot’s Wittgenstein”; Steven Burns (Dal) “Wittgenstein, Atomism, and AI”

12-1:15 LUNCH + ARPA General Meeting

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room


CE 311

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CE 315

1:30- 2:20

Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan Col) “Respect Women: Rethinking Consent”

Derek Andrews (Dal) “Depression [&] … Access to Medical Assistance in Dying”

Doug Campbell (Toronto) “Plato on Reincarnation, Eschatology, Mythology, & Philosophy”

Kyle Johannsen (WLU) “Humanitarian Intervention in Nature: How Should We Do It & What Should We Aim For?”

Recovering Rorty Symposium 1:30-3:20:

Robbie Mosher (Mt.A), Mary Jo Curry (Ind. Sch.)


Shaun Miller (Dal) “Contextual Sexual Consent”

Letitia Meynell (Dal) “Getting the Picture: An Analysis of Understanding”

Sheldon Wein (SMU) “A Secular Reading of Mark 2:27-28”

Mike Ashfield (USC) “From Manslaughter to Mass-Slaughter”

Recovering Rorty Symposium: Louis Groarke (StFX); Neb Kujundzic (UPEI); Madeleine Legér (Ind. Sch.)


Refreshment Break

Refreshment Break

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Jim Gerrie (CBU) “Is Secularization a Case of Unwitting Cultural Disruption?”


Todd Calder (SMU) “Evil Isn’t Necessarily Wrong”

Keith Searing (Dal) “Necessity a-Posteriori?”

Richmond Campbell (Dal) “The Co-Evolution of Moral Norms & Human Knowledge”

Bernard Wills (MUN-Grenfell) “Notes on the Rhetoric of Trolling”


Banquet: 6:30-8:30 Salt Spray Restaurant, Holiday Inn, Sydney, 300 Esplanade Ticket Required