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 Proudly Presents the 4th Annual
‘Critical Reflections’:
An Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Friday, 1 April 2011 in the McPherson Lounge of Alumni Hall
10:00                                                             Introductory Remarks
10:10Curtis Lebert (Windsor)                  ‘An Ontological Inquiry Concerning Modern Technology’
10:40Maxwell Kennel (Waterloo)            ‘Repeating Peirce: Designation as Discernment’
11:10– Dominic Spadacene (Michigan)       ‘An Analysis of Hare’s Utilitarian Defense - The Limits of                                                                                         Moral Intuition’
11:40Luke Davies (Toronto)                      Aspect Perception and Understanding the Meaning of                                                                                 Words in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations’
12:10                                                                   Lunch
1:00 – Justin Ross Morris (Windsor)             ‘To What of the Whom It May Concern: Bakhtin, Ricoeur                                                                              and the Dialogic Nature of Narrative Identity’
1:30 Matthew Scarfone (Acadia)               On Harsanyi's Critique of Maximin’
2:00Graeme Sylvestre (Windsor)              ‘On the Heideggerian Critique of the Metaphysics of                                                                                                  Presence’
2:30– Emily Kress (Western)                         ‘How God Knows Our Pain: Berkeley on God’s Ideas’
3:00Vaunell Itaas (Windsor)                      ‘The Castle and the Field: Biology as a Model of                                                                 Contemporary Scientific Practice’
3:30Edward Lovo (McMaster)                   ‘The Tribunal of Experience’

Lunch will be provided and refreshments are available. All are welcome to attend.
At 5:30 p.m. in the McPherson Lounge there will be a keynote address by Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montreal
Bettina Bergo
‘Some Paradoxes of Freedom and Political Solidarity, or:
How One Constructs a ‘We’, with reference to Levinas and Adorno’
A small reception will follow the keynote address.
The 7th annual ‘Essays of Significance: Graduate Philosophy Conference’ will be held on Saturday, 2 April 2011 in the McPherson Lounge of Alumni Hall.
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
Dr. Antonio Rossini of the Humanities Research Group (HRG)

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