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April 2018

Conference: Kant and Analytic Metaphysics

Saturday April 21, 2018 - Sunday April 22, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Immanuel Kant

Organized by Professor Nick Stang, this conference aims to generate dialogue between contemporary analytic metaphysicians and scholars of Kant, who famously questioned whether such a thing as metaphysics is even possible. Participants include Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth), Eric Watkins (UC San Diego), our own Damian Melamedoff, and many more.

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Department of Philosophy Book Launch and Spring Party

Thursday April 26, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Side view of book spines lined up

This is a closed event for internal members of the department and their invited guests. 

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*CANCELLED* History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Margaret Atherton, UW-Milwaukee)

Friday April 27, 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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Margaret Atherton

Prof. Atherton's research interests include English philosophers of the early modern period, the work of women philosophers in the history of philosophy, and historical issues in the philosophy of psychology.

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May 2018

Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Rebecca Stangl, Virginia)

Thursday May 3, 2018, 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Rebecca Stangl

Rebecca Stangl is associate professor at the University of Virginia. Prof. Stangl's research is in ethics and the history of philosophy. She will talk on the topic of "Might Self-Cultivation be a Virtue?"

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Legal Theory Workshop: Rainer Forst (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Friday May 4, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Faculty of Law, Flavelle Building, Room 219, 78 Queen's Park Cres.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada
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Rainer Forst

This workshop series brings leading legal and political philosophers from around the world to present their work in progress. This legal theory workshop welcomes Rainer Forst, Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Political Science and Institute of Philosophy.

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Michael Hickson, Trent)

Friday May 4, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Michael Hickson reading a book.

Prof. Hickson's recent research has focused on the history of 17-century philosophy, especially Descartes, Bayle, skepticism, and the problem of evil. Increasingly, his research includes both historical and contemporary issues related to conscience and toleration.

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History of Metaphysics Conference: Infinity

Saturday May 5, 2018 - Sunday May 6, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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The History of Modern Philosophy Group is pleased to present the 2017 History of Metaphysics Conference: Infinity. The conference is organized by professors Karolina Hübner and Nick Stang.

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18th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: “PsyPhi: Philosophy meets Psychology”

Monday May 7, 2018 - Tuesday May 8, 2018
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The 18th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference, PsyPhi: Philosophy meets Psychology, welcomesgraduate students working in all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes.

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Continental Philosophy Conference: Intersubjectivity and the Second Person

Thursday May 10, 2018 - Friday May 11, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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The conference on the concept of intersubjectivity in continental philosophy is organized by professors Owen Ware and Michael Morgan. A more detailed schedule of events and speakers will be posted shortly.

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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Jonathan Way, Southampton)

Thursday May 17, 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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Jonathan Way

Professor Way's areas of specialization are in ethics and epistemology, broadly construed. He is particularly interested in issues to do with reasons, rationality, value, and normativity, across practical  and epistemic domains. He will talk on "The Distinctiveness of Fittingness" (co-authored with Conor McHugh).

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Network for Sensory Research Workshop on Non-Human Cognition

Friday May 18, 2018 - Saturday May 19, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Robot lounging in a forest with plants and animals (illustration)

The Network for Sensory Research is an international philosophy-led group of institutions conducting interdisciplinary research on perception. Our aim is to build a theoretical model of the senses that matches the complexity of sensory phenomena, as revealed by recent scientific work.

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Victoria Day (University closed)

Monday May 21, 2018
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For the 2017-18 university-wide holiday schedule, please visit the U of T HR and Equity website.

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