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September 2019

Continental Philosophy Group Talk (Robert Stern, University of Sheffield)

Thursday September 19, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Professor Robert Stern's main interests in the history of philosophy are 19th-century post-Kantian German philosophy, especially Hegel. In contemporary philosophy, he focuses on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. His current work centres around the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup, as well as around Martin Luther viewed from a philosophical perspective.

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2019 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy

Friday September 20, 2019 - Saturday September 21, 2019
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Join us for a two-day colloquium comprising talks and workshops in ancient and medieval philosophy. The colloquium is organized by Martin Pickavé, Deborah Black, and Peter King.

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Workshop on “The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics” by Robert Stern

Friday September 20, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Cropped book cover of "The Radical Demand in Logstrup's Eithics" by Rpbert Stern showing two peasants painted in a darkly lit scene

Learn more about the work of the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905-1981), in particular about his key text titled "The Ethical Demand" (1956) from Professor Robert Stern, the author of "The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics." Stern offers a full account of Løgstrup's text and situates Løgstrup's distinctive position in relation to Kant, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Darwall and Luther.

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October 2019

Wright Lecture (Law Faculty) – Philip Pettit

Thursday October 10, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Faculty of Law, Jackman Building, Room 140, 78 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, ON Canada

Philip Pettit, who teaches philosophy at Princeton and ANU  will be giving a public lecture at the Faculty of Law. During the last 20 years, some of the world’s most distinguished scholars have been invited to the law school to deliver a public lecture in memory of the late former dean Cecil A. Wright, who founded U of T’s modern law school. More details will be posted as they become available.  

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November 2019

Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) Annual Conference

Thursday November 7, 2019 - Saturday November 9, 2019
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The Society for the Metaphysics of Science is holding its fifth annual conference. Katherine Brading of Duke University will be the keynote speaker, and Max Kistler (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will deliver a presidential address.

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Symposium on Discrimination and Subordination

Friday November 15, 2019, 8:30 am - Saturday November 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

Professor Sophia Moreau will be running a Symposium on Discrimination and Subordination on November 15-16, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Centre for Ethics. It will bring together philosophers from North America, the U.K., Denmark and Australia who write about discrimination, subordination, and requirements of equal respect, as well as legal scholars writing on legal issues related to discrimination, in particular, the potentially discriminatory impact of algorithms. The Symposium will include an…

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