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The Philosophy in the Community
Lecture & Discussion Series
@ The Refinery

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts and Science

Philosophy in the Community is a lecture and discussion series organized by the Philosophy Department at the University of Saskatchewan. It is in place as a public service, so that we may share the rewards and pleasures of philosophical reflection with the members of our community. Philosophical thinking, reading and analysis is part of the life well-lived.

This series is free, no registration is needed. No philosophical background is required; intellectual curiosity is. Coffee provided.

For more information, contact: emer.ohagan@usask.ca

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Location: The Refinery

Emmanuel Anglican (formerly St. James) Church Basement
609 Dufferin Avenue
(at 12th Street, just off Broadway)

Time:   7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dates:  Second Friday of each month
September through March

2016-17 Schedule

Sep. 9 "Is Life Absurd?"

Professor Emer O'Hagan

Many people find life to be absurd, at least sometimes. It seems that life is without point or meaning, and yet of utter significance. Can this attitude - that life is absurd - be explained? Are there good reasons to conclude that life is absurd?  In this talk I will outline the main arguments for and against and the claim that life is absurd and, I hope, spark a lively and fruitful discussion.

Oct. 14 Professor Valery Chirkov
(Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan)
Nov. 11 Erin Delathouwer
(College of Education, University of Saskatchewan)
Dec. 9 Professor Susan Dieleman
Jan. 13 Professor Dwayne Moore
Feb. 10 "I Am Not a Women's Libber, Although Sometimes I Sound Like One: Indigenous Feminism and Politicized Motherhood in 20th Century British Columbia"

Professor Sarah Nickel
(Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan)

Mar. 10 Professor Will Buschert

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