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EPiC to Host Jonathan Dancy

March 18, 2016 - 12:30am to March 19, 2016 - 2:30am

Jonathan Dancy will be visiting Queen's University March 18th and March 19th. Professor Dancy will be giving a general talk on the 18th, and will meet with the EPiC reading group on the 19th to discuss his new manuscript Practical Shape. More information on these events is on its way, so please stay tuned for updates!

EPiC Meeting

November 27, 2015 - 12:30am to 2:00am

Dante Diotallevi will be presenting at the EPiC meeting this week, scheduled for Friday the 27th from 12:30-2:00pm, in Watson 208. The title and abstract for the talk is:

"Patterns in Thinking: Reasons for Philosophical Research"

The value of philosophy, according to Bertrand Russell, lies in its uncertainty: "as soon as definite knowledge concerning any subject becomes possible, this subject ceases to be called philosophy, and becomes a separate science." (The Value of Philosophy, ch. XV).  As under-labourers, philosophers carry the burdens of uncertainty that other disciplines simply ignore.  Only those who deal with waste are so keenly aware of the widespread decadence!  Philosophical research, if it's possible, must be a kind of salvaging.  The depths of uncertainty promise no method but there are reasons to persist.  We know that mathematics has guided philosophers in the past, both the ancient Greeks and the early-moderns.  It is true that the basic patterns (arithmetic, geometry) have a curious integrity that appears to be unchanging.  If this is of any consequence for the modern philosopher, it is because the various sciences no longer study these patterns or have thrown them aside as meaningless.

EPiC Meeting

November 6, 2015 - 12:30am

Dr. Bakhurst will be presenting on the topic of Disagreement this week. EPiC meets this Friday, November 6th, from 12:30am to 2:30pm.

EPiC Meeting

October 16, 2015 - 11:30am

EPiC this week will be having an open discussion on agency, with a focus on notions of political and animal agency. EPiC meets this Friday, October 16th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm.


EPiC Workshop

October 2, 2015 - 9:30am

EPiC will be hosting a workshop, featuring papers by professor Babette Babich and professor Paul Fairfield. The workshop will begin 9:30am this Friday, October 2nd, at Richardson 215. Coffee and light refreshments to be provided. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending!