Simon Fraser University’s Department of Philosophy

    is pleased to be hosting the 43rd Annual Conference of the

Western Canadian Philosophical Association

13-15 October 2006, SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver, BC


Distinguished Keynote Speaker:

Professor Susan Wolf

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill












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                                                                                   View from the Department of Philosophy’s Common Room (Burnaby campus), February 2006

                                                                  Photo © Patrick Maynard



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· Conference is over—phew!  Thanks to all who came, and to the many volunteers.  See you next year in Saskatoon!


· Programme


· Abstracts, in schedule order.


· Info for Speakers, Commentators, and Chairs


· Info for Students


· Accommodation and Visitor Information: Some info about Vancouver and some deals on hotels.


· Getting Here:  Proudly sponsored by WestJet and Air Canada (with the latter being the ‘Official Sponsor’).  There is a shuttle from the airport to downtown ($13 approx.), or you can take public transit ($3.25 approx.).  (#424 (not 242 as previously reported) to the Airport Station, then whatever bus you need to get you to where you are staying—probably the 098.  See for full info.)  If you are driving, consult your favourite web service, and use the map link below to help with the fine details.  If you need assistance, please just write me.  (jillmc at


· Location: Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.


· Department of Philosophy


· Simon Fraser University


· Call for Papers and Symposium Proposals: ended 15 July 2006.


We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following: the Vice-President Academic, SFU; the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU; the Department of Philosophy, UBC; our own sweet selves (the Department of Philosophy, SFU); the Department of Humanities, SFU; and the Department of Political Science, SFU. 


Updated: 2006-10-16