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September 2019

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

Thursday September 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 on medieval philosophy. The colloquium is organized by Deborah Black, Peter King, and Martin Pickavé.

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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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UTM Philosophy to host talk by Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Tuesday September 24, 2019, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kaneff Centre, UTM
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6 Canada
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The UTM Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that on September 24, Justice Beverley McLachlin will visit UTM to give us a glimpse inside her newly published memoir, Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law (Simon & Schuster, September 2019).  McLachlin, who holds BA and MA degrees in philosophy, was Canada's first female, and longest serving, Chief Justice.  From a farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta, through her training in philosophy and law, to her post atop…

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Colloquium (Gordon Belot)

Thursday September 26, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Gordon Belot is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, having previously taught at Princeton University, New York University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of a number of articles concerning the philosophy of space and time and other topics in philosophy of physics. The talk will be followed by a reception. Talk Title Gravity and GRACE Abstract I present an underdetermination argument that targets scientific objectivity rather than scientific realism—and argue that the considerations raised should…

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Michael Rosenthal, U of T)

Friday September 27, 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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Talk Title: TBA Michael A. Rosenthal (PhD Chicago, 1996) holds the Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, with appointments in both the Department and the Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. About the History of Philosophy Group One of five departmental Research Interest Groups, the History of Philosophy Group is home to the History of Modern Philosophy Research Group, which focuses on the period, roughly, from Descartes to Kant.

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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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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Robbie Matyasi, U of T)

Friday October 25, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Robbie Matyasi

Robbie Matyasi is a Graduate Student with us whose primary interests are 17th- and 18th-century philosophy (especially Spinoza and other rationalists) and metaphysics (especially properties, composition, and causation). He is currently writing a dissertation on Spinoza’s metaphysics of ordinary objects and organisms. Talk Title: TBA About the History of Philosophy Group One of five departmental Research Interest Groups, the History of Philosophy Group is home to the History of Modern Philosophy Research Group, which focuses on the period, roughly, from Descartes to Kant.

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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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Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group Talk (J.L. Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax)

Tuesday November 12, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada

The group welcomes J. L. Schellenberg, professor of philosophy at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.

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Faith, Fictionalism, and the Future

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19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: “Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history”

Friday November 15, 2019 - Saturday November 16, 2019
2019 Annual Graduate Phil Conference

19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: "Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history", welcomes graduate students working in all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes.

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Lonneke Oostland, University of Groningen)

Friday November 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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The History of Modern Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Lonneke Oostland, a masters student of philosophy at the University of Groningen. Talk Title: TBA  

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