quarta-feira, 21 de março de 2012

Charles Taylor at 80: an international conference

March 29-31 2012, Musée des beaux-arts, Montréal

Registration is required and free of charge. To register, please send name, affiliation and contact information to:

March 29

9h00-9h30 Introduction:  Daniel Weinstock, CRÉUM, Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political Philosophy

9h30-12h00 Epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language I 
To follow a rule: Lessons from baby logic
Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)

Self-Interpreting Animals
Evan Thompson (University of Toronto)

Taylor's Situated Epistemology
Ian Gold (McGill University)

13h30-16h00 Epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language II
Embodiment and Self-interpretation
Hubert Dreyfus (University of California at Berkeley)

Charles Taylor’s conception of language and the current debate about a theory of meaning
Hans Julius Schneider (University of Potsdam)

Taylor's Engaged Pluralism
Richard Bernstein (New School for Social Research)

March 30
9h30-12h00 Religion and modernity
Varieties of Religious and Secular Phenomenological Experiences
José Casanova (Georgetown University)

A Crisis of Secularism?
Tariq Modood (University of Bristol)

Some (Banal and Boringly Familiar) Thoughts about Secularism
Ronald Beiner (University of Toronto)
TBA, Jeanne Bethke Elshtain (University of Chicago)

13h30-15h00 Moral agency and the Self I
What is Wrong with Positive Liberty: The Struggles of Agency in a Non-Ideal World
John Christman (Penn State University)

What's Right With Positive Liberty: Agency, Autonomy, and the Other
Nancy Hirschmann (University of Pennsylvania)

13h15-16h30 The interpretation of modernity I
Social Imaginaries, Human Action, and History
Craig Calhoun (New York University/London School of Economics)

The Telos of Modernity
Jacob Levy (McGill University)

16h30-18h00 The interpretation of modernity II
Whatever Happened to the Ontic Logos?
Michael Rosen (Harvard University)

The Fragility of Things: Fullness, Vitality and the Contemporary Condition
William Connolly (Johns Hopkins University)

March 31s
9h30-12h00 Moral agency and the Self II
Self-creation or self-discovery?
K. Anthony Appiah (Princeton University)

Reflective Equilibrium and Degrees of Abstraction in Moral Theory
Joseph Heath (University of Toronto)

Charles Taylor and ethical naturalism
Nigel DeSouza (University of Ottawa)

13h30- 16h00Political philosophy, recognition and multiculturalism
Protecting Freedom of Conscience in the Secular Age
Cécile Laborde (University College, London)

The Multiple Social Imaginaries of Modern Indian secularism
Rajeev Bhargava (Delhi/Center for the Study of Developing Societies)

"Exercises in Retrieval": Taylor as a Thinker of Historical Transitions
Paolo Costa, (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

TBA Michele Moody-Adams (Columbia University)

16h15 -18h30 Canadian politics
Charles Taylor on Deep Diversity
James Tully (University of Victoria)

Cultural Differences, Languages, Perspicuous Contrasts, and Recognition
Jeremy Webber (University of Victoria)

Démocratie, diversité et inclusion
Dominique Leydet (Université du Québec à Montréal)

18h30 : Charles Taylor : closing remarks

March 30th (evening)

Public event in honor of Charles Taylor as a public intellectual

Partenaires / Partners (provisional list) :
Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM)
Centre for Global Challenges / Centre sur les défis mondiaux, York University
Chaire de recherche du Canada en éthique et philosophie politique
Association des études canadiennes
Department of Political Science, McGill University
Faculty of Arts, McGill University
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines/Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique (GRIPP)
Groupe de recherche sur les sociétés plurinationales (GRSP), UQÀM
Research Group on Constitutional Studies, McGill University
Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC) du Québec
Vice-rectorat à la recherche, à la création et à l'innovation, Université de Montréal

Conference co-organizers:  Daniel Weinstock (Montreal), Jocelyn Maclure (Laval), Jacob T. Levy (McGill), Pierre-Yves Néron (CRÉUM)

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