jeudi 26 septembre 2013

Guerre juste, Bien commun et intention droite | Just War, Common Good and Right Intention

Appel de textes | Call for papers

Testimonial Reasons (D. Matheson)

Conférence | Talk

(Carleton University)

Testimonial Reasons

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Carleton University
River Building
Room 3110

Toleration and Democracy (R. Frost)

Conférence | Talk

(Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität)

Toleration and Democracy

The Office of the Vice-President Research in collaboration with the German Research Foundation (DFG) invites you to a lecture given by Rainer Forst, professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at Goethe-University, Frankfort. Professor Forst is a German philosopher and political theorist, and was named the "most important political philosopher of his generation" in 2012, when he won the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. He received his doctorate under the supervision of Jürgen Habermas in 1993.

The lecture will be followed by a reception. RSVP by following this link.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences
Room 4007

L’expérience démocratique épuise-t-elle l’énigme de l’humanité? (D. Tanguay)

Conférence | Talk

(Université d'Ottawa)

L’expérience démocratique épuise-t-elle l’énigme de l’humanité? Quelques réflexions sur la phénoménologie politique de Robert Legros

(Photo de Robert Legros :

Vendredi, 04 octobre 2013

Université d'Ottawa
Pavillon Desmarais (55, Laurier Est)
Salle 8161

mercredi 18 septembre 2013

Vers une démocratie désenchantée (D. Tanguay/G. Labelle)

Livre | Book

(sous la direction de)
Daniel Tanguay
(Université d'Ottawa)
(Université d'Ottawa)

Vers une démocratie désenchantée. Marcel Gauchet et la crise contemporaine de la démocratie libérale

Fides, 2013

lundi 16 septembre 2013

Primitive Normativity in Children and Other Apes (K. Andrews)

Conférence | Talk

(York University)

Primitive Normativity in Children and Other Apes

Primitive normativity can be understood as sensitivity to the way things are done around here, or to the appropriateness of different kinds of actions. Children show this sort of primitive normativity at an early age, and there is evidence that other ape species demonstrate it as well. How does primitive normativity serve those who have it? I argue for two interrelated effects. First, sensitivity to normativity undergirds the ability to identify appropriate models to learn from, which (contrary to the theory of natural pedagogy) is a key part of children’s early learning. Second, sensitivity to normativity can lead individuals to seek explanations for norm violations, which in turn can lead to the development of mindreading skills (contrary to familiar claims that the evolutionary function of our mindreading ability is for making better predictions). Both consequences further serve to promote culture and in-group identification. My claim about the effects of primitive normativity is supported by research on children and great apes (chimpanzees and orangutans).

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Carleton University
River Building
Room 3110

L'Inappropriabilité de la Terre (Y.C. Zarka)

Conférence | Talk

(Université de Paris-Descartes-Sorbonne)

L'Inappropriabilité de la Terre

Mardi, 24 septembre 2013

Université d'Ottawa
Pavillon Simard (60, Université)
Salle 125