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Conference: Anti-Humanism & Public Ethics

 Anti-Humanism & Public Ethics


In the twentieth century, a movement emerged against the reigning humanism of philosophy and the human sciences. But “anti-humanism” was not a return to traditional, pre-humanist values. Rather, it took issue with the methodological elevation of “man” to the organizing, centering principle of science and ethics. Is anti-humanism still relevant for contemporary ethical thinking? And if so, what are the implications of this tradition for concrete problems in the domain of public ethics?


  • Jean-Pierre Couture (University of Ottawa)
  • Geraldine Finn (Carleton University)
  • Mark Salter (University of Ottawa)


  • Hélène Tessier (Saint Paul University)
  • Christopher Sauder (Dominican College)
  • Erica Harris (McGill University)
  • Matthew McLennan (Saint Paul University)
  • Marc De Kesel (Saint Paul University)
  • Devin Shaw (University of Ottawa)
  • Deniz Guvenc (Carleton University)

March 12–13, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Room L 120, Laframboise Hall
Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa

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