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November 2018

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 and moral philosophy.

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Marx/Hegel Workshop

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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Marx & Hegel

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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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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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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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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Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association (OPTA) Conference

Monday April 29, 2019
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Chalk and brush on chalkboard ledge

The annual OPTA full-day conference consists of a plenary and break-out sessions on topics of two kinds: theoretical sessions led by university professors, and pedagogy-oriented sessions delivered by practicing high school philosophy teachers.

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