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Sep
21
mar
2021
« Agential Power and Structural Power, Causal and Non-Causal » @ Extérieur. Conditionnel à une météo favorable!
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 13:15
"Agential Power and Structural Power, Causal and Non-Causal" @ Extérieur. Conditionnel à une météo favorable!

Si la météo le permet, le premier Midi de l’éthique du CRÉ de l’année 2021-2022 sera tenu dehors, tout près des locaux du CRÉ. Plus d’informations suivront.

Présentation d’Arash Abizadeh, intitulée « Agential Power and Structural Power, Causal and Non-Causal ».

Abstract

Many theorists of social power assume that agents’ power operates only by way of their intentional actions and their causal role in effecting outcomes. The former assumption is true of agential power, the latter of causal power, but neither is true of the social power of agents in general. Distinguishing between agential and structural power, I defend a notion of structural power as a type of passive power agents have in virtue of their position in a social structure and independently of their intentional actions. Distinguishing between causal and non-causal power, I also defend a non-causal type of power by which agents effect or propitiate outcomes without causing them. Agential and structural power, moreover, are internally related: structural power is in certain contexts latently agential.

Sep
23
jeu
2021
Journées d’étude jeunes chercheuse.eurs du GRÉEA | GRÉEA’s early career scholars workshop @ En ligne. Informations à venir.
Sep 23 – Sep 24 Jour entier
Journées d'étude jeunes chercheuse.eurs du GRÉEA | GRÉEA’s early career scholars workshop @ En ligne. Informations à venir.

Organisation : Ely Mermans & Véronique Armstrong

Registration | Inscription :

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Le français suit

This workshop aims to give an opportunity to student GRÉEA’s members and early career scholars whose research tackle environmental or animal ethics issues from different perspectives to publicize their work within a dedicated space favorable to exchange and discussion.

The workshop will be held through ZOOM (time zone, EDT).

Program & abstracts 

L’objectif de ces journées d’étude est de permettre aux membres étudiant·es du GRÉEA et aux jeunes chercheuse·eurs, qui travaillent sur des questions d’éthique environnementale ou d’éthique animale à partir de différentes approches, de publiciser leurs travaux dans un espace propice à l’échange et à la discussion.

Les journées se dérouleront sur ZOOM (fuseau horaire, EDT).

Programme & résumés


PROGRAM | PROGRAMME

Jeudi 23 septembre | Thursday, September 23 (Time zone : EDT)
Inscription | Registration: https://umontreal.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsd-qhrD0qH93dnq8gd7KWppb1GjMRS2pt

10:00 – 10:15 | Mot d’accueil par | Welcoming remarks by Kristin Voigt (McGill Universty, GRÉEA)

10:15 – 12:10| Bloc 1 – Éthique de l’environnement et climatique | Environmental & Climate Ethics. Présidence | Chair : Ely Mermans, Université de Montréal, Université Paris 1

10:15 – 10:50 – Aurélie Bélisle-Richard, Université Laval, « L’éthique de la terre agricole chez Aldo Leopold : quels principes pour une agriculture biotique ? »

10:55 – 11:30 – Charles Fontaine, UQTR, « La nature sans équilibre : une éthique écocentriste peut-elle subsister ? »

11:35 – 12:10  Ilias Voiron, Université Lyon-III-Jean-Moulin, « Structure causale du changement climatique et responsabilité morale »

12:15 – 13:45 | DÎNER | LUNCH

13:45 – 15:40 | Bloc 2 – Repenser les rapports humains-non-humains | Rethinking human-non-human relationships. Présidence | Chair : Véronique Armstrong, Université de Montréal

13:45 – 14:20 – Stephanie Eccles, Concordia University, « Making Animal Waste Essential: North Carolina, Hurricane’s, and Disaster Mortality Management Strategies »

14:25 – 15:00 – Darren Chang, University of Sydney, « Animal Sanctuaries as Autonomous Zones? Lessons from the Oppressed »

15:05 – 15:40 – Laurie Gagnon-Bouchard, UQTR, « L’écoféminisme et l’éthique de la vulnérabilité pour transformer notre rapport à la nature et véritablement nous engager dans une transition socioécologique »

18:00 – 20:00 | 6@8
(en présentiel | in person, lieu à venir| information to come)

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Vendredi 24 septembre | Friday, September 24 (Time zone : EDT)
Inscription | Registration: https://umontreal.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lf–upzsoHdBJKx1SdpXyp0V3KR23BeDS

09:05 – 09:15 | Accueil des participant·es | Attendees welcome

09:15 – 12:00| Bloc 3 – Droits animaux & relations interspécifiques | Animal rights & interspecies relationships. Présidence | Chair :Charles Fontaine, UQTR

09:15 – 09:50 – Maxime Pinette, Université Sherbrooke, « L’argument de la racine psychologique des oppressions humaines et animales »

09:55 – 10:30 – Marie-Andrée Plante & Michaël Lessard, McGill University & Toronto University, « Where the Wild Things Are (and Have Been): A Genealogy of Legal Discourses on Animals in Québec » (en francais | in French)

10:30 – 10:45 – PAUSE | BREAK

10:45 – 11:20 – Laÿna Droz, Basque Center for Climate Change, « Beyond the human-nature divide: Exploring multispecies societies in the context of the global pluralism of worldviews. »

11:25 – 12:00 – Agnès Villette, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, « L’Etranger de l’espèce »

FIN DES JOURNÉES | END OF THE WORKSHOP

Sep
24
ven
2021
Sara Protasi (University of Puget Sound) @ Zoom
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Sara Protasi (University of Puget Sound) @ Zoom

Première conférence GRIN de la saison:

Sara Protasi (University of Puget Sound) – Envy and Prejudice: The Role of Envy in a Racially Divided Public Sphere

Présentation ZOOM

Abstract: In recent times philosophers of emotions have started investigating the role of anger, hatred, fear, and contempt in relation to racism and racial injustice. Envy, however, has been so far ignored. In this talk I start remedying this lacuna by asking what role group envy may play in racial relations. I suggest that different forms of malicious envy play a central role in anti-Asian racism, in particular, and explore the possibility that more benign forms of envy may drive positive, if limited, political change.
Sep
28
mar
2021
Reasons to trust @ Agora, près du HEC, si la météo le permet
Sep 28 @ 12:00 – 13:15
Reasons to trust @ Agora, près du HEC, si la météo le permet

Miriam McCormick nous offrira une présentation intitulée « Reasons to Trust » dans le cadre des midis de l’éthique du CRÉ.

Résumé

Some reasons to trust are evidential; if I know someone well and come to see that he can be counted on, keep his word, etc., these are evidential reasons to trust him. But trust does not only come about from a careful weighing of the evidence; at least some of the reasons for trusting are non-evidential, or broadly practical. I trust you because you are my friend or because our relationship requires that I do, or because I love you. If I  trust you do something then I believe you will do that thing. Yet, most epistemologists  deny that practical reasons can be genuine reasons for belief.  Faced with these phenomena, three routes are open: (i) Accept that trust based on practical reasons can be rational and so conclude trusting is not believing, (ii) Accept that trusting is believing and so deny that trust based on practical reasons is rational, (iii) Accept that trust based on practical reasons  can be rational, that trusting is believing, and so conclude that believing for practical reasons can sometimes be rational.  One finds endorsement of the first two options, but very little for the third, which is the option I defend. Thinking about the rationality of trust can help us better understand the nature of belief. I argue that trust in best thought of as an emotion, where emotions are understood as including cognitive and non-cognitive elements. If trusting someone is believing them then this provides some motivation for thinking of beliefs in general as kinds of emotions.

Oct
26
mar
2021
Julie Jebeile (Université de Berne) @ More information to come | Informations à venir
Oct 26 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Julie Jebeile (Université de Berne) @ More information to come | Informations à venir

Julie Jebeile, Université de Berne, « Feminist Perspectives on Philosophy of Climate Science » (online | en ligne)

Déc
1
mer
2021
Brendan Cline (California State University-Channel Islands) @ Informations à venir.
Déc 1 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Brendan Cline (California State University-Channel Islands) @ Informations à venir.

Brendan Cline,  California State University-Channel Islands, « Designing Species » (online | en ligne)

Abstract to come | Résumé à venir

Déc
7
mar
2021
Ethics of Change International Student Conference @ Zoom. Informations à venir.
Déc 7 – Déc 8 Jour entier
Ethics of Change International Student Conference @ Zoom. Informations à venir.

The way we live, and the norms, beliefs, and attitudes that shape our behavior are constantly changing. Much of that change is driven by people who refuse to accept the status quo and rise to ask critical questions about what is right and wrong in how governments, communities, and individuals treat others, including members of sexual, racial, religious, and other minorities, dissidents, people with disabilities, women, children, nonhuman animals, and the natural environment.

The Centre de Recherche en Éthique (CRÉ) in Montréal, Canada, will reunite students from across the globe to come together to explore the ethical considerations around social and political activism, and strategies to achieve local and global change. The conference aims to allow students to exchange ideas across borders and make sustainable connections with each other as well as with the CRÉ.

Programme to come. Call for proposals.

Organizing Committee: Rainer Ebert, Valéry Giroux, and Kristin Voigt.

Photo: Rainer Ebert.

Jan
11
mar
2022
Mark Vellend (Université de Sherbrook) @ Informations à venir.
Jan 11 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Mark Vellend (Université de Sherbrook) @ Informations à venir.

Mark Vellend, Université de Sherbooke, « Do the values of biodiversity scientists bias biodiversity science? »

Abstract and practical information to come | Résumé et informations pratiques à venir

Jan
13
jeu
2022
« A Theory of Antinomianism »
Jan 13 @ 12:00 – 13:15
"A Theory of Antinomianism"

Présentation d’Åsbjørn Melkevik, intitulée « A Theory of Antinomianism » dans le cadre des midis de l’éthique du CRÉ.

Fév
16
mer
2022
Frauke Albersmeier (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf) @ Zoom.
Fév 16 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Frauke Albersmeier (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf) @ Zoom.

Le GRÉEA reçoit Frauke Albersmeier (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf), pour une présentation intitulée « The ambivalence of speciesism ».

More information to come Plus d’informations à venir