Philopolis is an interdisciplinary conference that uses philosophy as a meeting place for academics working in different areas, as well as the general public. Through workshops, readings, seminars, expositions, etc, we are aiming to explore the link between these different disciplines, and re-affirm the relation of academic work (particularly in the humanities) to every day life.
For example, presentations have been submitted that will explore the concept of intelligence: philosophers discuss what the concept is, neurobiologists explore how it is coded in the brain, and computer scientists explore how to reproduce it artificially. These groups have much insight to share with one another, but seldom a venue in which to do so. Philopolis offers just such an opportunity.
This event is taking place March 20th at McGill University, and March 21st at UQAM (both in Montreal). There will be presentations held concurrently throughout each day, and we are aiming to fill over 100 presentation hours. A schedule will be available closer to the deadline, with detailed descriptions of each event so attendees can pick exactly what they want to attend. We anticipate about 4000 attendees.
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