Symposium / Colloque

Ideas Under Fire / Idées en Crise

A symposium sponsored by Canadian Jacques Maritain Association
Un colloque international co-parainé par l'association canadienne Jacques Maritain
in association with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities /
en collaboration avec le Congrès des sciences sociales et humaines
and with the support of / grâce à une subvention
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada / du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
the Institute of Italian Culture, Toronto

May 30-31, 2004 mai 30-31
University of Manitoba / Université du Manitoba

Room / Locale
Room 303, Tier Building

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Tentative programme:

Sunday/Dimanche May 30 mai: 9 am 12:30 Lundi/Monday May 31 mai: 9 am - 12:30
Ancient and Mediaeval

Doug Al-Maini (University of Guelph, philosophy)
Introduction to theme and commentary

Steven Robinson (Brandon University, philosophy)
"Plato in the Crito"

Ralph McInerny (Notre Dame University) "Thomism Under Fire"

William Carroll (Blackfriars Hall - Oxford, theology) "A Universe Created and Eternal: The Crisis of Faith and Reason in the 13th Century"

World War II

Dan Bessey (York University, philosophy); Introduction to theme and commentary

Christine Daigle (Brock University, philosophy)
"Sartre et la drôle de guerre"

Jason Flato (University of Denver, philosophy and cultural theory) "Celan's Encounter with Heidegger"

Jean-Benoit Ghenne (Centre de Philosophie du Droit de l'Université Catholique de Louvain)
"Henri Bergson et la question de l'engagement politique du philosophe"

Robin Lathangue (WLU: Brantford, religion & culture)
"Simone Weil: London, 1942-43"

2 pm - 5:30 pm / 14h - 17h30 2 pm - 5:30 pm / 14h - 17h30
Renaissance to the 20th Century

Alkibiades Malpi-Nelson (York University, philosophy)
Introduction to Theme and Commentary

Hilary Gatti (Universita di Roma, dipartimento di ricerche storico-filosophiche e pedagogiche) "Why Giordano Bruno's 'tranquil universal philosophy' Finished in a Fire"

William Conklin (Clare College, Cambridge / University of Windsor, law) "Hegel and the Crises of his Time"

William Sweet (St Francis Xavier University, philosophy) "Philosophy Under Apartheid"

Legal and Constitutional Issues

Irene Switankowski (University of Waterloo), Introduction to theme and commentary

Paul Groarke (St Thomas University, criminology / Human Rights Tribunal of Canada) "Dramatic Forms of Protest"

Nicholas Kittrie (American University) "John Brown: The Case of the Political Dissenter"

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer à
For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jonathan Lavery,
Philosophy and Contemporary Studies,
Wilfrid Laurier Unversity: Brantford,
73 George Street,
Brantford, Ontario,
Telephone: (519) 756-8228; Fax: (519) 759-2127;