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Department of Philosophy

Queen St. Symposium

The Queen Street Symposium is a series of informal talks from local philosophers, followed by general discussion and good cheer.  For upcoming symposia and other events, please click on 'Events'.

Past Symposia


October 1, 2020
Jennifer Frey
“Elizabeth Anscombe on Negligence”

November 12, 2020
Justin Price
"Solving the Problem of Scientific Model Transfer by Transferring a Scientific Model of Problem Solving"


April 11, 2019
Chia-Hua Lin
"Toward a Framework for Understanding the Epistemic risks associated with the Cross-disciplinary use of Research Tools"

October 3, 2019
Gabriele de Anna
"Human Nature and Practical Reason"

December 12, 2019
Brett Sherman
"The Transience of Possibility"


March 1, 2018
Laura Cupples
“Epistemic Justice, Health State Valuations, and the Quality Adjusted Life Year”

April 12, 2018
Craig Bacon
“Endless Progress in Virtue: The Importance of Immortality for Kant’s Moral Philosophy”

October 25, 2018
Michael Dickson
“What is a Musical Piece?”

November 26, 2018
Johannes Lenhard
"Cultures of Prediction"


February 16, 2017
Craig Bacon
“Endless Progress in Virtue: The Importance of Immortality for Kant’s Moral Philosophy”

March 30, 2017
Brandon Boesch
“The Means-End Account of Scientific Representational Actions”

April 20, 2017
Ed Munn
“What are you Doing Here? Thinking About the Purposes of a University Education”

September 21, 2017
Tom Burke
“An 1895 Chicago Functionalist View of Contemporary Logic”

November 2, 2017
Matt Kisner
“Wondering about Wonder”


February 18, 2016
Michelle Panchuk
“The Simplicity of Divine Ideas”

March 31, 2016
Kathy Robinson
“Environmental Aesthetics, Ethics and Oil Drilling”

September 22, 2016
Leah McClimans
“Finding Value in Measurement”

December 1, 2016
Justin Weinberg
“More Agreeable Moral Disagreement”


October 15, 2015
Anne Bezuidenhout
“Joint Reference”

December 3, 2015
Anne Pollok
“The Puzzle of Aesthetic Objects”

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