My Brilliant Wife | Nathan Colquhoun

My Brilliant Wife

September 17, 20107

Since I’ve been married, I have tried to explain to Rachel why I am so brilliant. I say, “listen, I am an idiot, and you are brilliant, but you married me, so that makes you an idiot and me brilliant for convincing you to do so.” Take that as you want, besides her one time, lifetime poor decision to marry me, she continues to astound me. For some reason, conferences with cool titles and especially presentations with cool titles always make me excited. I’m even more excited when my wife gets asked to speak at one of these cool sounding conferences. This conference coming up next weekend? Diotima: A Graduate Conference for Feminist Philosophy. Here are the titles of the papers being presented.

“Genetic Enhancement and Structural Inequality,” Chris Chalmers (Dalhousie University); Commentary by Angie White

“Constructing the Private Realm: Law as the Technology of Founding man in the Greek City-State, Jessica Sims (University of Oregon),”; Commentary by Ronald Baumiller

Pink Ribbon Marketing is Healthy for Business and Unhealthy for Women,” Rachel Colquhoun (UWO); Commentary by Katy Fulfer

“Feminist Epistemology and Developmental Ethics, ” Anna Malavisi (Michigan State University); Commentary by Aviva Shiller

Key Note Address: “Particularity, Epistemic Responsibility, and the Ecological Imaginary,” Lorraine Code, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita of Philosophy at York University

“Listening to Little John: Towards a Less Articulate Present,” Jake Brooks (Hampshire College); Commentary by Kate Lawless

“A Philosophy of Conception,” Susan Dielman (York University); Commentary by Angel Petropanagos

Faculty Address: “Evolution, Ecology and Human Possibilities,” Gillian Barker, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario

Besides not knowing what half the words mean in those titles, this conference sounds awesome. My wife, a Colquhoun, kicking serious ass, and I’m super proud of her. When the paper is presented, I’ll post it on here.


  • Michel Savard

    September 17, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I am sure your brillant wife will do great! Way to go, Rachel! I love some of those titles! But some are also totally over my head. May all those who attend learn something new, and become better people for it!


  • Michel Savard

    September 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I can’t even spell brilliant right…


  • Dayna

    September 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    WOW! You should be proud. I like this post. Your wife is an amazing woman! I am always impressed by her.


  • Aaron

    September 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    way to go rachel! sounds like an interesting paper!


  • Aaron

    September 18, 2010 at 8:35 am

    way to go Rachel!
    looks like it will be a fascinating conference! some good intellectual fodder…


  • Amber Chudy

    September 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Can’t wait to read Rachel’s paper!


  • mom

    September 20, 2010 at 7:04 am

    My kids are so special……..


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