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Name  Michel Seymour

Role  Philosopher
Michel Seymour wwweditionsborealqccamediaauteursmoyenseymo
Books  A Sentential Theory of Propositional Attitudes
Education  Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, University of Oxford

Michel SEYMOUR - Dérives universitaires

Michel Seymour (born 1954) is a Québécois philosopher and professor at the Université de Montréal, where he has been teaching analytical philosophy (philosophy of language and philosophy of mind) since 1990.


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After having obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1986, he continued to study in the same field for several years at the Oxford University under the direction of John McDowell and at the University of California, Los Angeles under the direction of Tyler Burge. He was president of the Société de philosophie du Québec from 1994 to 1996.

He published in various English language philosophy journals including the Journal of Philosophy and Philosophical Studies as well as many more in French. He is also the author of several books and director of collective works.


  • Québec Nationalism and Canadian Federalism, January 2001
  • Exchange of letters between Michel Seymour and readers of the Inroads journal, November-December 2000
  • On Redefining the Nation (PDF)
  • Québec and Canada at the Crossroads: A Nation within a Nation (PDF)
  • The anti-democratic drift of the federal government: A brief concerning Bill C-20
  • Quebec's language laws : The long story of a complete misunderstanding (PDF)
  • Secession as a Remedial Right (PDF)
  • Nation-States, National Minorities and The Draft Treaty (PDF)
  • "Introduction : Questioning the Ethnic / Civic Dichotomy", in Rethinking Nationalism, Jocelyne Couture, Kai Nielsen et Michel Seymour (dir), Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume XXII, 1996, 1-60. ISBN 0-919491-22-7
  • "Toward a Cosmopolitan Law of Peoples: Asserting the rights and obligations of persons and nations", in Michel Seymour (dir), The Fate of the Nation-State, Montréal/Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004, pp. 403-411.
  • "Collective Rights in Multination States: from Ethical Individualism to the Law of Peoples", dans Michel Seymour (dir), The Fate of the Nation-State, Montréal/Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004, pp. 105-129.
  • "An Inclusive Nation That Does Not Deny Its origins", in Michel Venne, Vive Quebec! New Thinking And New Approaches To the Quebec Nation, Toronto, James and Company, 2001, p.146-154.
  • "On Redefining the Nation", in Nenad Miscevic (ed.), Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Chicago and La Salle, Open Court, 2000, 25-55.
  • French

  • Une nation peut-elle se donner la constitution de son choix?, 1992
  • Pensée, langage et communauté. Une perspective anti-individualiste, 1994
  • La Nation en question, 1999
  • Nationalité, citoyenneté et solidarité, 1999
  • Le Pari de la démesure, 2001
  • Profession: Philosophe, 2005
  • L'Institution du langage, 2005
  • De la tolérance à la reconnaissance, 2008
  • References

    Michel Seymour Wikipedia

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