The WPA began as an informal alumni society for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Shortly after the inception of the WPA it became a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region. This more general association was intended to be an open group that supports the development of a critical community of the philosophically minded within the region. The WPA supported both student and independent scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
In May of 2013, the WPA transformed again into the WP(A)A, a registered Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization in Ontario. The notion behind this latest transformation is to establish a non-profit artist organization (akin to Artcite, Windsor) dedicated to supporting independent philosophical scholarship and philosophers intervention events within the greater Windsor region.

Friday, March 25, 2011


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor is Proud to Present Its
7th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference
Saturday, April 2nd 2011 in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall

9:15 a.m.                                                         Greetings and Introduction

9:20a.m.     Michael Walschots                         Adorno, Freedom, and the Possibility of Practice
9:50a.m.     Alexander Lefferman                     Habermas on Tolerance and Democracy

10:20a.m.                                                        Washroom/Coffee Break

10:30a.m.   Chris Genovesi                                How to Read Cultural Identity: Exploring Narrative Theory and the Historical Community
11:00a.m.   Andrew Ball                                  Brains, Bodies, and Brandom: A Social Inquiry into Reductionism

11:45a.m.                                                        Lunch

12:30p.m.   Nalini Elisa Ramlakhan                   An Evolutionary Account of Pragmatics
1:00p.m.     Saad Anis                                      The Newman Objection and Constructive Empiricism
1:30p.m.     Michael Baumtrog                          An Integral Common Thread

2:15p.m.                                                          Washroom/Coffee Break

2:30p.m.     Katharina von Radziewsky             Truth in Gorgias’ Philosophy
3:00p.m.     Joshua Mugg                                  Polanyian Socialization of Tacit Knowledge: Why Social
                                                                        Epistemologists Should Read Polanyi

3:30p.m.                                                          Washroom Break

3:40p.m.     Tommy Blanchard                          The End of Free Will
4:10p.m.     Brandon Fenton                              Autonomous Agency and the Unity of Consciousness

4:40p.m.                                                          Concluding Remarks

On Friday, April 1st at 5:30 p.m. in McPherson Lounge there will be a keynote address, with a small reception to follow, by Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montreal
Bettina Bergo
‘Some Paradoxes of Freedom and Political Solidarity’
All Events Supported By:

                        The University of Windsor and The Humanities Research Group                 

Dr. Marcello Guarini, Research Leadership Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Windsor Department of Philosophy
Windsor Philosophy Association

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