Sunday, October 9, 2011

Marc Kruse's Talk

We are trying to record our colloquia in order that people who are unable to attend can watch them. Here is the first: Marc Kruse's talk: "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: What Comic Books Can Teach Us About Superheroes"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Discussion Group

The UWPHSA has booked the Philosophy/Classics/Gender Studies Lounge on Mondays 12:30-1:30 every week. We are opening up the room for philosophy students of all levels to come and discuss philosophy.

See you guys there!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dr. Muir's Honours Course

This is a correction of a previous blog post, which said that Dr. Muir's course would be on the topic of Medieval Islamic Political Philosophy. The course will in fact be covering Themes in 20th Century Political Thought.

Apologies for the mistake.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Student Advising

Dr. Zupko will be holding office hours for student advising on this Friday, July 15th between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Good Year For Political Philosophy Folks

If you are interested in politics (and let's face it, who isn't?) we have some good news and we have some more good news! Dr. Brian Keenan, recipient of the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, is coming out of retirement to teach this year's course of Social and Political Philosophy.

And there's more. Dr. Muir has confirmed that the Honours Course he will be teaching in the fall will be on the topic of Medieval Islamic Political Philosophy.

More details on these courses will be coming soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Philosophy Conference at U of M

Professor Chris Tillman is organizing a conference at the University of Manitoba. It will be running May 26-28 (this Thursday-Saturday) from 10 am to 6 pm with the last 3 hours of each day being a world renown keynote speaker. Chris is very excited about this conference and it sounds like a great opportunity for people to meet professors and graduate students from all over North America as well as to get a clearer look at what a philosophical conference is like.

Plus, how often do you have the chance to have dozens of professional philosophers travel to Winnipeg in order to speak to you?

39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy
May 26-28
10 am to 6 pm
Fort Garry Hotel
Keynote Speakers: Robin Jeshion, Nathan Salmon (yay), Jessica Wilson.
Official Site:

See you there!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here is the (tentative) list of philosophy courses for the 2011-2012 year. You will be happy to know that we will have 6 sections of first year courses including the return of the 'Values and the Human Condition' Course. There will also be 3 honours courses offered.

PHIL-2003-001 History of Philosophy: Early Modern Savickey TTh 4:00-5:15 2BC55
PHIL 2220-001 Philosophy of Literature Forsey MW 2:30-3:45 1L13
PHIL 2232-001 Philosophy of Religion Zupko TTh 11:30-12:45 2BC55
PHIL 2233-002 Environmental Ethics Scarfe TTh 10:00-11:15 1M33
PHIL 3500-001 Philosophical Perspectives Tomsons MW 2:30-3:45 3C30
PHIL 4502-001 Special Topics: Charles Taylor Forsey Th 2:30-5:15 3MC02N
PHIL 4503-001 Topics in the History of Philosophy Muir MW 4:00-5:15 3M50

PHIL 1001-001 Introduction to Philosophy Forsey MWF 10:30-11:20 4C60
PHIL 1001-002 Introduction to Philosophy Savickey TTh 10:00-11:15 2M72
PHIL 1001-003 Introduction to Philosophy Tomsons MWF 11:30-12:20 2M72
PHIL 1001-004 Introduction to Philosophy Muir MWF 1:30-2:20 2M72
PHIL 1002-001 Values & the Human Condition Scarfe MW 4:00 – 5:15 4C40
PHIL 1301-001 Introduction to Logical Reasoning Scarfe MWF 10:30-11:20 3L08*
PHIL 2201-001 Moral Philosophy Savickey TTh 1:00-2:15 2M72
PHIL 2281-001 Philosophy of Education Muir MWF 10:30-11:20 2BC55
PHIL 2302-001 Logic STAFF MWF 11:30-12:20 2BC55

PHIL 2012-001 History of Philosophy: Medieval Latin Zupko TTh 2:30-3:45 1M33
PHIL 2202-002 Ethics in Medicine and Law Scarfe TTh 10:00-11:15 1M33
PHIL 3504-001 Plato and Before Tomsons MW 4:00-5:15 3M61
PHIL 3509-001 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy Forsey MW 2:30-3:45 3M59
PHIL 4204-001 Evolutionary Ethics Scarfe TTh 1:00 – 2:15 3M52

*room may change

(Course Caps: 1st year = 70; 2nd year = 50; 3rd year = 25; 4th year = 15)