Inaugural Memorial University Graduate Conference in Philosophy: Nature, Freedom, and Reason

June 5th-7th, 2013

Keynote Speaker:
Iain Hamilton Grant, University of the West of England

The graduate students and faculty of Memorial University’s Department of Philosophy are pleased to announce the Inaugural Graduate Conference in Philosophy and invite graduate submissions that relate broadly to the conference theme.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• The revival of German Idealism in the works of Markus Gabriel, Iain Hamilton Grant, and Slavoj Žižek; German Idealism and the Pittsburgh School (Sellars, Brandom, McDowell); the “space of reasons.”

• Contemporary rationalist philosophy; Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux.

• Rationalism, Ancient/Medieval Metaphysics, and their relevance today.

• Metaphysics, Ecology, Philosophy of Life and the Philosophy of Nature.

• Philosophies of Subjectivity and Freedom.

• Original contributions related to the conference theme are also encouraged.

Submissions: Please prepare abstracts for blind review and send to by February 28th, 2014. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Cover sheet must include the author’s name, essay title, email address, and institutional affiliation. Limited funding available for travel assistance.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in Analecta Hermeneutica (

This event is organized by the Doctoral Students of MUN’s Department of Philosophy.


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2 responses to “Inaugural Memorial University Graduate Conference in Philosophy: Nature, Freedom, and Reason

  1. Faith, hope, and love –
    the greatest of these is love:
    jump into faith…
    and you’ll see with love.
    Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe
    (what I write).
    God believes in you.
    God bless you.

  2. Let this be your catalyst to Seventh-Heaven:

    ‘The more you shall honor Me,
    the more I shall bless you’
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague
    (<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

    Love him or leave him or indifferent…
    better lissen to the Don:

    If you deny o'er-the-Hillary's evil,
    which most whorizontal demokrakkrs do,
    you cannot deny Hellfire
    which YOU send YOURSELF to.

    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE:
    the sights were beyond extreme.
    Choose Jesus.
    You'll be most happy you did.
    God bless your indelible soul.

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