The Zhuangzi: A Therapeutic Text for the Ages

By Dylan Skurka, December 2020. "When a drunken man falls from a cart, he may be hurt but he will not be killed. His bones and joints are no different from those of other men, but the degree of harm done by the fall differs radically, for the spiritual in him forms one intact whole.… Continue reading The Zhuangzi: A Therapeutic Text for the Ages

York University 11th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference: Philosophy of Emotion

Please join us April 25-26 2019 in Vanier College 001 (Renaissance room) for our Annual Graduate Conference. The talk schedule and abstracts for keynotes can be found below. Thursday, April 25th  10:00-10:30 Coffee, Registration, Brief Opening Remarks 10:30-11:30 Rachel Lehmann (Georgia State) : Feeling Insulted is Being Insulted Comments by Jef Delvaux 11:30-12:30 Sanja Sreckovic (Belgrade): The role of emotions in… Continue reading York University 11th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference: Philosophy of Emotion

CFA: 11th Annual York Philosophy Graduate Conference

Our 11th annual conference, which will be held on April 25-26 2019, will focus on the nature and significance of emotions. We will accept submissions on epistemology, ethics, metaethics, aesthetics, philosophy of action, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and political philosophy. Papers that address any of the following questions are especially encouraged: What are… Continue reading CFA: 11th Annual York Philosophy Graduate Conference

Holding Publishers Responsible for Fake News

by Daniel Saunders, November 2018. In the Black Mirror episode, ‘Nosedive’, Lacie lives in a world in which even her smallest social interactions are rated and figured into a score. Lacie engages in rigorous self-discipline to keep her score high but after a series of unfortunate events, she loses control, her score plummets and she… Continue reading Holding Publishers Responsible for Fake News

Are Captive Primates Robbed of their Culture?

By Brandon Tinklenberg, August 2018. Abigail died at 41 years of age in April of 2001. She was suffering from kidney failure. She was a Sumatran Orangutan who spent most of her life in zoo enclosures in Toronto. She was first acquired by the Riverdale Zoo in the early 1960s. Toronto’s first zoo, Riverdale was… Continue reading Are Captive Primates Robbed of their Culture?

‘Political Correctness’ – Whoopty Do, what does it all mean Basil??

By Lauren Edwards, May 2018. The term “political correctness” echoes in the current cultural chatter. One side shouts about “thought and language policing!” and “political correctness gone too far!”. The other roars about “sensitivity and safe spaces!” and “anti-political correctness gone mad!”. The conversation divides and devolves into nonsense: “I say you can’t say that… Continue reading ‘Political Correctness’ – Whoopty Do, what does it all mean Basil??

Field Report on Men’s Rights Activism.

By Anonymous SJW, April 2018. On March 2nd, 2018, I attended York University Men’s Issues Inaugural Event, “Growing Up Fatherless,” a talk by Karen Straughan. The poster gave little indication that the event was any different from one of the many feminist-oriented talks about gender on campus.  Eager to hear what I thought would be… Continue reading Field Report on Men’s Rights Activism.

The Social Epistemology of Right-Wing Extremism

by Dan Barron, March 2018. During the ultimately tragic melee that was the Charlottesville monument protest, one of the protestors attempted a remarkable metamorphosis. Separated from his fellow white supremacists, and pursued by counterprotestors, he takes off his white polo “uniform” and announces “I’m not really white power, man – I just came here for… Continue reading The Social Epistemology of Right-Wing Extremism