February 25, 2015 Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Lisa Michienzi, Intern, Communications & Media Relations

On February 28, the King’s Philosophy Students' Association and Western’s undergraduate philosophy club, School of Thought, will be co-hosting a conference at King's entitled Philosophy: Reflections on Intersubjectivity and Identity. The conference covers a wide area of study including political and eastern philosophy, contemporary feminist philosophy and psychoanalysis.

The goal of the conference is to celebrate faculty philosophy scholarship from across campus and create a greater sense of community. The conference is designed to allow students and faculty from diverse interdisciplinary philosophical backgrounds to exchange ideas and spread knowledge. The conference also offers an opportunity for students to forge friendships with other students, build relationships with professors who can act as role models, and introduce students to a wide variety of traditions within philosophy and the liberal arts.

This conference will feature five philosophy lecturers from across campus. Each faculty presenter will discuss his/her research and how it applies to intersubjectivity, or, the act of how human beings relate to each other, and identity.

Participants will hear from King’s professors, including Dr. Antonio Calcagno who is presenting his work, Thinking and Consolation in the Time of Political Impasse: Justus Lipsius, Pierre Charron and Guillaume du Vair; Dr. Gyongyi Hegedus who is presenting her work, Do you have to conceal if you are a philosopher: The case of the Druze; and Dr. Jonathan Geen who will be presenting his work, Identity and Intersubjectivity as Functional rather than Substantial: a Buddhist Perspective.

Professors presenting from Western and Huron include Dr. Joel Faflak and his work, Strangers to Ourselves: Psychoanalysis and Philosophy; and PhD candidate Jennifer Epp who will present her work, Intentional Bodily Contact and the Construction of Subjectivity.

The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 in the Vitali Student Lounge in Wemple Hall at King’s University College. Admission to the event is free, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Everyone is welcome. However, all attendants are asked to RSVP at philosophyclub@kucsc.com to receive a conference schedule. Please come out, listen to lectures, and engage with other students and faculty in the discipline of philosophy.