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November 2018

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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Philosophy Saturday: A Workshop for High School Philosophy Teachers

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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U of T Department of Philosophy and the Ontario Philosophy Teachers' Association present a workshop for high school educators on teaching philosophy. We encourage all members of the U of T philosophy community to attend! Lunch will be served. 

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

Wednesday November 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Victoria College, Room 115, 73 Queen Park's Crescent #106
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada
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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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Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire: a workshop — with Andrew Cole, Frank Ruda, and others

Saturday November 17, 2018, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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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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Placement Practice Job Talk – Dr. Owen Pikkert

Friday November 30, 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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Owen Pikkert

Talk Title "The modal status of Leibniz's principle of sufficient reason"

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December 2018

Placement Practice Job Talk – Dr. Simona Vucu

Tuesday December 4, 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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Talk Title   "Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, and Godfrey of Fontaines on sine qua non Causes"

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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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Placement Practice Job Talk – Michael Szlachta

Friday December 7, 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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Michael Szlachta

Talk Title “‘Why Did You Choose That?’ Some Thoughts on Preference and Motivation in Peter John Olivi’s Summa”

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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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Philosophy Department Book Sale

Tuesday December 11, 2018, 10:00 am - Thursday December 13, 2018, 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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In Room 401 of the Jackman Humanities Building on the following days:   Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 12 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, December 13 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm   New and used books available - of course, many philosophy titles! Cash only, please. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Graduate Philosophy Student Union (GPSU).

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