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May 2019

Conference: The Idea of Freedom: 19th and 20th Century Perspectives

Thursday May 23, 2019 - Friday May 24, 2019
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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"The Idea of Freedom: 19th and 20th Century Perspectives" is organized by Professors Owen Ware and Michael Morgan, and will also feature lectures by Jacqueline Mariña, Dean Moyar, and Karin Nisenbaum.

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June 2019

Experiencing What’s Not There: A Workshop on Hallucinations, Dreams, Imagination, and Virtual Reality

Friday June 7, 2019 - Saturday June 8, 2019
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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This workshop on sensory experience brings together some of the best current research on the experience of what's not there, from both philosophers and scientists. Although different in some ways, hallucinations, dreams, imagination, and virtual reality — all being experiences of what's not there —overlap and intersect in interesting and important ways. By bringing together a diverse group of top researchers we hope to foster new and unconventional insights into these problem areas.

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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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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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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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