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Trent University’s Philosophy Society Celebrates 40th Anniversary


Oldest Student Society at Trent to Host Free Public Colloquium on March 10

Thursday, March 8, 2007, Peterborough

Trent University’s Philosophy Society invites members of the community to join them for the Student Philosophy Colloquium 2007 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 in the Hobbs Memorial Library at Sadleir House.

This special event has been organized to mark the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Philosophy Society, Trent’s oldest student society. There is no charge to attend this event and light refreshments will be provided.

The keynote address, entitled “Aristotle’s Worst Idea”, will be delivered by Professor John Thorp, the society’s first president and now a philosophy professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Ontario. Presentations of papers prepared by current Trent philosophy students will also be featured during the colloquium.

A complete itinerary is as follows:

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Social Contract, Freedom, and Individuality in Plato’s Republic
Iris Hodgson

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. A Paradox in Physical Reduction
Jonathan Life

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
‘I Experience Time, Therefore I Am’: An Analysis of the Kantian Temporal Subject
Jaime Brenes Reyes

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Coffee Break

2:30 p.m. -3:15 p.m.
Intersubjectivity and Independence: Grounding Hegel’s Mutual Recognition
Douglas Halls

3:15 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Foucault’s Scientia Sexualis and the Western Ideal of Truth
Jay Worthy

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Aristotle’s Worst Idea
Professor John Thorp, Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario

Sadleir House is located at 751 George St. North, Peterborough, Ontario.


For further information, please contact:
Professor David Morris, Department of Philosophy, Trent University