Program 2020

Philopolis invites you to its 11th edition that will take place on February 14th, 15th and 16th, 2020.
Program :

Friday February 14th
Opening night : La philosophie à l’extérieur des départements de philosophie
Daniel Weinstock (McGill), Aude Bandini (UdeM) and Jocelyn Maclure (ULaval)
6PM to 9:30PM at BaNQ Vieux-Montréal (RSVP).
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Saturday February 15th
Francesca Gargallo (Mexico)
Généalogie des théories féministes latino-américaines
1PM Pavillon J-A Desève, UQAM


Sunday February 16th
Jesse Prinz (CUNY)
Are Emotions Socially Constructed?
1PM Pavillon J-A Desève, UQAM


Students’ conferences from 10Am to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday February 15-16 at Pavillon J-A Desève, UQAM.


Philopolis 2020 will also offer networking lunches, including free meals for the speakers of the day, to foster exchanges between the members of Montreal’s philosophical community.

About our speakers :

Daniel Weinstock is Full Professor and James McGill Professor at McGill’s Faculty of Law, Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and a member of Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (Université de Montréal). He has been an active participant in public policy in Québec, having been a member from 1997 to 1999 of a Ministry of Education working group on religion in public schools, and from 2003 to 2008, the founding director of Quebec’s Public Health Ethics Committee.

Aude Bandini has first studied in France where she got her “agrégation de philosophie”, and then her PhD at Aix-Marseille University I. After two years as a research fellow at Collège de France under the direction of Jacques Bouveresse, she got a first post-doctorate at l’UQÀM under the direction of Mathieu Marion, and a second at GRIN under Christine Tappolet. She taught philosophy at the collegiate level from 2012 to 2016 before being hired as an associate professor at l’Université de Montréal. Her research touches three domains in particular: history of analytical philosophy, general epistemology and doxastic ethics, and she’s generally interested in the question of the ethics and normativity of decision making regarding questions of health, economy, politics and environment.

Jocelyn Maclure is full Professor at the Philosophy Faculty of Université Laval (ULaval). He is the President of the Commission de l’éthique en science et en technologie du Québec since January 2017. He has acted as an expert-analyst for the Bouchard-Taylor Comission on Cultural and Religious Accommodation, has co-founded the journal Nouveau Projet, and is a regular collaborator for LaPresse+. We can often hear him on CBC radio. From 2011 to 2018, he was co-director of the Philosophy in the actual world Chair.

Francesca Gargallo is a poet, author and feminist philosopher. She is a graduate of the Università degli studi di Roma and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her works focus on the condition of women in Latin America. Her discourse has largely contributed to the feminist epistemology as well as the fights of autochthonous women. Her present works discuss the fact that Latin American feminist ideas are not exclusively colonial, as well as the impacts of such a position.

Jesse Prinz is Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He works in the philosophy of psychology, more precisely on the role of perception, emotion, and socialization of various aspects of thought and behaviour. Graduate of the University of Chicago (PhD), Jesse Prinz is now the director of the CUNY Philosophy Lab. His present researches focus on the relationship between morality and the self, the genealogy of liberalism, a defense of social constructionism and the nature of art