A Preliminary Schedule for Our Philosophy Speaker Series Spring 2019

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS Jan. 14, 4:30–6:30, D631: World Logic Day, with short talks by Gillman Payette, Katharina Stevens, Bryson Brown, and Victor Rodych Jan. 18, 2:00, D632: Michaela Thompson. A Critical Analysis of the Ontology of Gender: Intersex as a Case Study Jan. 31, 4:30, C674: Kent Peacock. Living in a Dangerous Universe: Fermi’s Paradox, Lotka’s…

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Kat Stevens published a chapter on Analogical Reasoning and Judicial Roles

Kat published her paper "The Constraining Force of Analogies and the Role of the Judge" in the edited collection "Unpacking Normativity - Conceptual, Normative and Descriptive Issues." In it, she argues that analogies can constrain judicial reasoning IF judges take their argumentative roles seriously. Find the book under this link (or contact Kat to get…

Bryson Brown reports on the Alberta Health Services conference on Patient Reported Outcomes in Cancer Care and a meeting of the Alberta Provincial Advisory Council on Cancer

In November, Bryson attended an AHS conference on Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Cancer Care. The aim of the conference was to share information about and discuss systems for gathering patient input and enabling patient access to their health records. The focus was mainly on cancer treatment, but the presentations and discussions went beyond that.…

January 14th is World Logic Day!

The Philosophy Department is going to celebrate with a series of talks. These talks will be, in no particular order: Justifying Reductio ad Absurdum - Victor Rodych From Preservation to Reasoning in the Wild - Bryson Brown Introduction to the Competition - Katharina Stevens The Normativity of Logic: A Particularist View - Gillman Payette  …

A Great Time at the WCPA!

The Lethbridge-contingent is back from the WCPA and we had a great time! Four professors and two students presented and commented at the WCPA this year. We are especially impressed by Master student Michaela Thompson, who gave a great commentary, and Master student Nicole Lockstadt’s who gave two great performances, once when she commented on…

Lethbridge Philosophers are Preparing for the WCPA

It is an exciting time, October! Why? Because October is the month of the yearly WCPA philosophy conference. This year, an impressive number of Lehtbridgian philosophers will present and attend.  Kent Peacock, Nicole Lokstadt, Karl Laderoute, Gillman Payette and Katharina Stevens are going to present, and others, like Michaela Thompson and Jason Schultchen are planning…

Welcome, Gillman Payette!

The Philosophy Department has a new, visiting member. Here is Dr. Gillman Payette's introduction to the philosophy department: My name is Gillman (pronounced 'Jill-man'). I am a new instructor at the philosophy department at U of L, and I have been a Banting Postdoc at The University of British Columbia and a Killam Postdoc at…