The 18th century philosopher Giambattista Vico developed a radical, modern conception of individuality, says the next lecturer in the Humanities Research Group’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
Giuseppe Mazzotta, Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian at Yale University, will deliver his free public lecture “The Representation of the Self in Vico’s Autobiography” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University.
John Stuart Mill is best known nowadays for his moral and political philosophy, but in a free public presentation Wednesday, philosophy professor Hans V. Hansen will show how some of his key scientific and political writings also contain the elements of a theory of argumentation.
“By studying his practice in some of his most celebrated works—Utilitarianism, The Subjection of Women, and On Liberty—we can observe whether Mill in fact adhered to his own standards of argumentation,” Dr. Hansen says.
A weak legal framework coupled with increasing use of expropriation by public authorities is eroding private property rights in Canada, says Anneke Smit.
The law professor will use the example of the Windsor-Essex Parkway to illustrate her point in a free public lecture, entitled “Property expropriation for mega-projects in Canada,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.
What is disability good for? A lecture in the Humanities Research Group’s Distinguished Speakers Series will explore this question—and some answers—on February 28.
The eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries aimed to rid society of disability and, by extension, disabled people, says Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of women’s studies at Emory University.
The Canadian campaign in Italy during the Second World War, policing by the Canadian Navy off the coast of Africa, and the War of 1812 are some of the featured subjects of discussion during the Windsor Military Studies Conference, February 8 and 9 at the Major F.A. Tilston VC Armoury.
A free public event Wednesday, November 7, will discuss the efforts of native leader Tecumseh to secure a place for First Nations during the Anglo-American conflict leading to the War of 1812.
The Humanities Research Group presents “Tecumseh and the Quest for a Native Homeland,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.
Historian Sandy Antal’s presentation will
The campus community is invited to Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope of Detroit’s Power House Productions for a seminar entitled “In the Neighbourhood” at 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, in room 130, Assumption University.
The principals of the Design 99 studio will lead a discussion on the role and responsibility of artists and designers in the community.
The event is part of the Distinguished Speakers Series of the Humanities Research Group, which will sponsor a reception to follow.