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October 2018

Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Talk: Yishai Cohen (University of South Maine)

Wednesday October 24, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Yishai Cohen

Professor Cohen's research interests include the philosophy of agency, the philosophy of religion, ethical theory, and metaphysics. He will delver a talk titled "Idolatry and the Curious Case of Space Ba'al".

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Group Talk (Adam Pautz, Brown)

Thursday October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Adam Pautz

Professor Pautz's current research project is a “consciousness-first” program in the philosophy of mind. His book, Perception: How Mind Connects to World is forthcoming from Routledge Press.

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Continental Philosophy Group Talk (Gregor Moder, University of Ljubljana)

Monday October 29, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Gregor Moder

The group welcomes Gregor Moder, assistant professor on the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana, who will deliver a talk titled "Death and Finality: Hegel versus Spinoza."

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November 2018

Québec-Ontario Conference in Early Modern Philosophy

Friday November 2, 2018 - Saturday November 3, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Detail of portrait of Anne Conway by Samuel van Hoogstraten, c. 1662-1667.

Québec-Ontario Conference in Early Modern Philosophy will include talks by Christian Leduc (Université de Montréal), Elliot Paul (Queens University), Sandrine Roux (Université du Québec à Montréal), and many more scholars working in early modern philosophy.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Group Talk (Craige Roberts, Ohio State/NYU)

Thursday November 8, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Craige Roberts

Professor Roberts' areas of specialization are formal semantics and pragmatics. She has been working on long-term projects that pertain to projective meaning and natural language metaphysics. She will deliver a talk titled "The Character of Epistemic Modals in Natural Language: Evidential Indexicals."

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Group Talk (Michael Strevens, NYU)

Wednesday November 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michael Strevens

Professor Strevens' research is in philosophy of science (including scientific explanation, complex systems, probability, the social structure of science) and the philosophical applications of cognitive science (especially the psychology of concepts).

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World Philosophy Day Lecture: Miranda Fricker (CUNY)

Thursday November 15, 2018, 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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Miranda Fricker

Mark UNESCO World Philosophy Day with a lecture by Miranda Fricker of CUNY's Graduate Center. Professor Fricker's research includes feminist philosophy, social epistemology, and moral philosophy.

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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Andrew Sepielli, Toronto)

Friday November 16, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Andrew Sepielli

Professor Sepielli is based at our Mississauga campus and researchers ethics, metaethics, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and pragmatism. His current project explores the notion that ethics is an objective but autonomous domain of inquiry.

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Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire: a workshop — with Andew Cole, Frank Ruda, and others

Saturday November 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Detail from "The Barricade, Rue de la Mortellerie" (painting)

This one-day workshop is hosted by Professor Rebecca Comay. Visiting speakers will be Andrew Cole (Princeton) and Frank Ruda (Dundee).  A full schedule and list of participants will be posted closer to the date of this event. 

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Alexander Lecture: Christopher Mole (UBC)

Thursday November 22, 2018, 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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Christopher Mole

This year's Alexander Lecture welcomes Christopher Mole, Chair of the Programme in Cognitive Systems at UBC where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. Professor Mole will deliver a talk on “Dynamic Semantics, Embodied Syntax, and the Evidence of Sign-Language Aphasia”

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December 2018

Logic and Philosophy of Science Group Talk (Holly Andersen, Simon Fraser University)

Thursday December 6, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Holly Andersen

Professor Andersen's research is in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology, and particularly causation (application of causal methodology to case studies in philosophy of science, causal explanation, problems related to mental causation, and the metaphysics of causation).

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Workshop: New Perspectives on Mental State Attribution

Monday December 10, 2018 - Tuesday December 11, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Title of workshop over reflection of Toronto skyline

This two-day workshop on new perspectives on mental state attribution is organized by Professor Jennifer Nagel and welcomes presentations by Rebecca Saxe (MIT), Neil Rabinowitz (Google DeepMind), Kristen Andrews (York), and more.

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