WPA MANDATE

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, November 4, 2011

WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY MINI-CONFERENCE & CELEBRATION


"World Philosophy Day Mini Conference and Celebration"

Sponsored by: The Windsor Philosophical Association (WPA) and the UofW Department of Philosophy
with support from Phog Lounge

$4 cover
Raffel prizes

There will be three talks on the theme:

Intersections between Philosophy and Culture

Grant Yocom: "Public Philosophy: transcending traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries"

Kayle Bradley: "The Specialist's Sacrifice"

and

Michael Walshots: "The Changing Face of Philosophy"

Kayle Bradley is the winner of the fourth 'Stan Cunningham Prize for Public Philosophy', a cash prize of $200 to be presented at the event.

Papers to be followed by the award and then music:

a solo set by George Manury

to be followed by 
SHIRK by DJ Pender.

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