"What is the History of Philosophy"

March 24, 2023
St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta

St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta
Edmonton T6G 2J5

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The Question: It is difficult to articulate just what ‘the history of philosophy’ is. Is it an account of aggregate thinkers from the past? Who gets included or excluded from the ‘history of philosophy’? Why? Is it an integral part of what makes ‘philosophy’ philosophy? If so, in what sense? Did past philosophers who engaged with previous philosophy, like Aristotle, Confucius, Ibn Sina, Hegel, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir, themselves engage in project of ‘the history of philosophy’ as we understand it? Essentially, what is ‘the history of philosophy’?

The Format: The primary discussants will each give a short presentation, before they turn to discussion among themselves. Then the floor will be open to questions and conversation among all gathered for the occasion. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Marie-Eve Morin. All are welcome.

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March 24, 2023, 3:00pm MST

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