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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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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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June 2018

2018 Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW)

Tuesday June 12, 2018 - Thursday June 14, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Harley Valentine‘s abstract sculpture artwork with ballet dancer

The 2018 Formal Epistemology Workshop will present papers in formal epistemology, broadly construed to include related areas of philosophy as well as cognate disciplines like statistics, psychology, economics, computer science, and mathematics. This year's FEW will feature two keynote addresses, by Lara Buchak and Mike Titelbaum, as well as 10 submitted papers. 

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CPAMP Research Talk: George Boys-Stones (Durham)

Tuesday June 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building | Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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George Boys-Stones

The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy welcomes George Boys-Stones, Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. Professor Boys-Stones will deliver a talk on "'Becoming' as an End: A Forgotten Debate Over the Self in the Background to Plotinus". 

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CPAMP Seminar: George Boys-Stones (Durham)

Thursday June 14, 2018, 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building | Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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George Boys-Stones

The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy welcomes George Boys-Stones, Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. Professor Boys-Stones will lead a seminar on "Alcibiades' Error: Moral Beauty in Plato’s Symposium".

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