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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trent Philosophy Society announces annual Symposium

2014 TPS Student Symposium Schedule


(All presentations will be given in the LEC Senior Common Room)

1:00 pm Welcome and refreshments

First Session: Objective Knowledge
(1:30pm – 2:30pm)

1:30 pm Duc Hien Nguyen, “Saving Objectivity: A Discourse in Philosophy of Science”

2:00 pm Joshua Turk, “The Cartesian Circle Objection, Revisited and Revised”

2:30 pm Break

Second Session: Moral Character
(2:45pm – 3:45pm)

2:45 pm Nicole Fice, “Kant’s Good Will: Goodness, Rationality, and Happiness”

3:15 pm Cole Murdoch, “Addictions, Virtues, and Actions: How, by Definition, the Addict is Barred from Being Virtuous”

3:45 pm Break

Third Session: Justice and Equality
(4:00pm – 5:00pm)

4:00 pm Amy Keating, “How the Nature of the Internet Promotes Rape Culture”

4:30 pm Eric Prachar, “Claiming the Right to be Heard: Dignity and Queer Equality”


Congratulations to our selected presenters, and thanks to all who competed!

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