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March 2019

Colloquium (Lisa Shapiro, Simon Fraser University)

Thursday March 7, 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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Lisa Shapiro

Professor Shapiro's research interests include early modern philosophy, feminism and philosophy, and philosophy of mind (especially perception and emotions). She co-authored the volume Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy with our department's Professor Martin Pickavé.

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Continental Philosophy Group Talk (John Russon, Guelph)

Friday March 8, 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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John Russon

A specialist in continental philosophy, Professor Russon's recent work had dealt with the formation of personal identity and with the issues that structure our meaningful involvement in everyday life. He has also published on Hegel, phenomenology (especially on Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger and Derrida) and ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle).

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Group Talk (Chunghyoung Lee, Postech, South Korea)

Thursday March 14, 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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Chunghyoung Lee explaining in front of a computer screen

Chunghyoung Lee from Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) works in the philosophy of science (especially
physics and mathematics), metaphysics, and philosophical logic. In particular, he focuses his research on closed spacetime and the conventionality of simultaneity. He is also interested in general issues of history and social studies of science.

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Irregular Migrants, Refugees, and Open Borders: What Is to Be Done? (Joseph Carens, Toronto)

Thursday March 14, 2019, 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Joseph Carens

Joseph Carens, an advocate of open borders, focuses on contemporary political theory, especially on issues related to immigration and political community.

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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Hasko von Kriegstein, Ryerson)

Friday March 15, 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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Hasko von Kriegstein

Hasko von Kriegstein's main research interests lie in business ethics and normative ethical theory. He thinks that the most promising way of defending capitalist institutions lies in showing that they are conducive to public welfare.

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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Geoff Sayre-McCord, UNC–Chapel Hill)

Tuesday March 19, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Geoff Sayre-McCord, black-and-white image

Geoff Sayre-McCord, the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, has worked and published extensively on moral theory, metaethics, the history of ethics, and epistemology.

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Colloquium (David Sedley, Cambridge)

Thursday March 21, 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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David Sedley

Professor Sedley's research is in 1st century BC philosophy and Plato's Phaedo. His publications include Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, 2007 (Berkeley) and The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato’s Theaetetus, 2004 (Oxford).

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Annual Toronto Workshop on Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP)

Friday March 22, 2019 - Saturday March 23, 2019
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Head of Aristotle statue

New work on the concept of hylomorphism in Aristotle, featuring talks by Mary Louise Gill, David Charles, and others.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Group Talk (Julia Staffel, Colorado)

Friday March 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Julia Staffel, close crop

Julia Staffel specializes in formal epistemology and traditional epistemology, and her work also relates to issues in philosophical logic, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science. In this talk she will argue that there is a large class of rationality judgments we routinely endorse that fall neither into the category of doxastic nor the category of propositional rationality.

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Group Talk (Kevin Zollman, Carnegie Mellon)

Thursday March 28, 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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Kevin Zollman

Professor Zollman, game theorist and associate professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in mathematical models, social behaviour, biology, and the evolution of languages. 

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Continental Philosophy Group Talk (Michael Naas, DePaul University)

Friday March 29, 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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Michael Naas

Professor Naas teaches courses in philosophy and comparative literature and conducts research in the areas of ancient Greek philosophy and contemporary French philosophy. He has edited, translated, and written on a number of the works of Jacques Derrida.

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April 2019

Continental Philosophy Group Talk (Daniel Breazeale, University of Kentucky)

Thursday April 11, 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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Daniel Breazeale

Daniel Breazeale has been at the University of Kentucky since 1971. He specializes in German philosophy from Kant to Nietzsche, with a research focus on post-Kantian idealism and the philosophy of J. G. Fichte. Other interests include existentialism, skepticism, and social and political philosophy.  

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