2017


Simone Weil, The Need for Roots
Ottawa, Canada
July 9 – 14
Conversation with Julie Daigle (University of Ottawa)
“Conditions d’un patriotisme non idolâtrique”

Seminar Sessions & Projects

Session 1

“Uprooted Time”
Natalie Baker

“Weil on Rootedness”
Alexander Leferman

Session 2

“The Primacy of Order: Simone Weil’s Conception of Work”
Saša Stanković

“The Compassion Felt for Fragility: Simone Weil on the State Without a Future”
Casey Ford

“Compassion for Collectivities”
Suzanne McCullagh

Session 3

“The Question of Inspiration”
Lindsay Lerman

“In Defense of Ideology Critique:
The Idolatry of Ideology”

Jacob Singer

Session 4

“Digital Technology and Uprootedness in Modern Life”
Daniel Griffin


Participants

Dr. Natalie D. Baker is Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Sam Houston State University. She was formerly faculty of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Natalie received her PhD in Planning, Policy, and Design from the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Casey Ford received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in May 2016 where he also teaches. In Spring 2015, he was Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion and Philosophy at Marlboro College. He co-founded The City Seminar in 2012.

Daniel Griffin is a PhD Candidate at University of Guelph. He received his MA in Philosophy from Georgia State University in 2011.

Alex Leferman is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at York University. He received his MA in Philosophy from University of Guelph in 2012.

Dr. Lindsay Lerman received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in the fall of 2015. She is currently writing a book of essays. Her essay on the work of Lou Salomé will appear shortly in The New York Times. She is also currently translating François Laruelle’s Phenoméne et Différence: Essai sur L’Ontologie de Ravaisson in conjunction with The New Centre for Research and Practice.

Dr. Suzanne McCullagh is Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Miami University of Ohio.  She received her PhD in Philosophy from University of Guelph in 2014. She co-founded The City Seminar in 2012.

Jacob Singer is an Instructor and PhD Candidate at DePaul University. He received his MA in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in 2013.

Dr. Saša Stanković  is currently Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Ryerson University. He received his PhD from University of Guelph in 2012.

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