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Trentís Oldest Student Society Turns 40
March 3, 2007

Trent University’s Philosophy Society celebrated its fortieth anniversary on March 10, and to mark this special occasion, the society organized a Student Philosophy Colloquium.

The keynote address, entitled "Aristotle’s Worst Idea", was delivered by Professor John Thorp, the society’s first president and now a philosophy professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Ontario.

Current students in the philosophy program presented on a wide range of topics during the colloquium. These included "The Social Contract, Freedom, and Individuality in Plato’s Republic" by Iris Hodgson; "A Paradox in Physical Reduction" by Jonathan Life; "‘I Experience Time, Therefore I Am’: An Analysis of the Kantian Temporal Subject" by Jaime Brenes Reyes; "Intersubjectivity and Independence: Grounding Hegel’s Mutual Recognition" by Douglas Halls; and "Foucault’s Scientia Sexualis and the Western Ideal of Truth" by Jay Worthy.

Watch for the full story to appear in the next issue of Trent Magazine.