SIM Philosophy Club President Presents Paper At International Conference

With the support of SIM Student Development, SIM Philosophy Club President, Sean Francis Han, presented his paper at the 6th Deleuze and Guattari International Conference at Ateneo de Naga University in the Philippines.

3 Sep 2018

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With the support of SIM Student Development, SIM Philosophy Club President, Sean Francis Han, presented his paper at the 6th Deleuze and Guattari International Conference at Ateneo de Naga University in the Philippines. The three-day conference was a celebration of the scholarship working of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari; it also served to support their practice of philosophy in areas outside of the Continental and Anglophone regions.

Sean's paper examined the role of language in social science research and sought to demonstrate, through the thought of Deleuze and Guattari, the possibility of a more dynamic and robust approach to framework and methodology within the social sciences.


Sean listening attentively at a sharing session conducted during SIM Philosophy Club's regular meetings.

At the conference, Sean engaged superstars of the philosophical community such as Professors Ian Buchanan, Koichiro Kokubun, and Paul Patton and gathered insights about the works of academic philosophy. Fiery debates on minutiae in hermeneutics were a common deal interspersed between numerous opportunities for networking and collaboration between universities and departments, regardless new or experienced in the scene. It was indeed, an eye-opening experience and a stepping towards a potential career in philosophy.


Sean pictured alongside other attendees at the conference; opportunities to make connections and exchange ideas were aplenty.

“This trip has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Professors Kokubun and Patton's warm reception of my paper have greatly ignited my confidence in pursuing philosophy professionally. The lessons and networks I have gained are invaluable, and have set the grounds for my academic career,” said Sean Han Ying Chou, a SIM-University at Buffalo, BA (Communications) student and SIM Philosophy Club President.

Posted online, 03 September 2018