Colloquium Series 2017-2018

***Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will be held in Desmarais Hall, room 8161 at 3:00pm***

Season 2017-2018

September 8
Patrick Wotling
(Université de Reims)
Pourquoi la philosophie est encore à venir. L'exigence de la pensée et ses conséquences selon Nietzsche

September 15
Dan Arbib
(École normale supérieure, Paris)
L'Infini et la crise de la métaphysique chez Descartes

October 6
David Hyder
(University of Ottawa)
Three Paradoxes Concerning Causality and Time: Parmenides, Leibniz, Einstein/Schrödinger

November 3
Sonia Sikka
(University of Ottawa)
On Extending Sympathy: Herder and Mencius (and Adam Smith)

November 24
Donald Landes
(Université Laval)
The Ontological Weight of Perception in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology

January 26
Denis Dumas
(University of Ottawa)

February 9
Luca Gili
(Université du Québec à Montréal)

March 9
Myrto Mylopoulos
(Carleton University)

March 23
David Morris
(Concordia University)

April 6
Richard Arthur
(McMaster University)

Season 2016-2017

September 23
Patricia Blanchette
(University of Notre-Dame)
Models in Geometry and Physics

September 30
Stefan Bird-Pollan
(University of Kentucky)
Kant's Copernican Turn : Reading the Analytic in the Light of the B-Preface

October 14
David Wong
(Duke University)
Soup, Harmony, and Disagreement

November 11
Francisco Gonzalez
(University of Ottawa)
Philosophers and Tyrants: Politics in the Platonic Seventh Letter and in Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks

November 17
Special event : World Philosophy Day
This activity is cosponsored by the philosophy departments of Carleton Univeristy and University of Ottawa
Panel : Philosophy and its History, essential or incidental relation?
With Nigel DeSouza (UofO), Andrew Sneddon (UofO), Annie Larrivée (Carleton) and Melissa Frankel (Carleton)

Entrance is free, but anyone who wishes to attend should register by sending an email to the secretariat of the University of Ottawa's department of philosophy (
This event will be held in Desmarais Hall, room 12102, from 6 to 9pm.

December 2
Syliane Charles
(Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
Individu, essence et conatus chez Spinoza

January 13
Daniel Tanguay
(Université d'Ottawa)
Matthew Arnold, prophète de la culture pour le temps présent?

February 3
Dario Perinetti
(Université du Québec à Montréal)
Hume's Moral Pluralism: Recognition and History

March 3
Vincent Bergeron
(University of Ottawa)
Carving the Mind at its homologous Joints: in Search of New Cognitive Ontologies

March 17
François Renaud
(Université de Moncton)
Homère interlocuteur? La citation dialectique chez Platon

March 31
Sarah Stroud
(Université d'Ottawa)
Varieties of Conceptual Disagreement

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