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September 2018

Conference – Interdisciplinary Simmel

Thursday September 13, 2018 - Friday September 14, 2018
208 North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada
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Georg Simmel

This conference explores interdisciplinary approaches to the work of George Simmel; presenters include Omar Lizardo, Natàlia Cantó Milà, Elizabeth Goodstein, and more.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Group Talk (Hartry Field, NYU)

Thursday September 13, 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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hartry field

Hartry Field's current research focuses on objectivity and indeterminacy, a priori knowledge, causation, and the semantic and set-theoretic paradoxes. He will talk on "Epistemology from a "Naturalistic" (but not Reliabilist) Perspective."

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Conference – Spinoza: New Directions in Research

Saturday September 15, 2018 - Sunday September 16, 2018
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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This year's speakers at this annual conference on Spinoza's philosophy include Lilli Alanen, John Carriero, Olli Koistinen, Jon Miller, Steve Nadler, Alan Nelson, Alison Peterman, and Noa Shein.

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2018 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy

Friday September 21, 2018 - Saturday September 22, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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closeup of 13th century parchment

Join us for a two-day colloquium comprising talks and workshops in ancient and medieval philosophy. The colloquium is organized by Martin Pickavé, Deborah Black, and Peter King.

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Ken Winkler, Yale)

Friday September 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Ken Winkler

Professor Winkler is a leading scholar of early modern philosophy best known for his work on Berkeley and Hume. He will deliver a talk titled "Locke on the Scope of Sensitive Knowledge".

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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Serene Khader, Brooklyn College/CUNY)

Friday September 28, 2018, 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Serene Khader

Professor Khader's research focuses on moral and political issues relevant to women in the global South. Her work on adaptive preferences develops an approach to responding to choices made by oppressed and deprived people that perpetuate their own oppression and deprivation. She will deliver a talk titled "Transnational Feminisms and the Normativity Question".

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October 2018

Logic and Philosophy of Science Group Talk (Jacob Stegenga, Cambridge)

Wednesday October 10, 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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Jacob Stegenga

A university lecturer in philosophy of science at Cambridge University, Jacob Stegenga's research focuses on methodological problems of medical research, conceptual questions in evolutionary biology, and fundamental topics in reasoning and rationality.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Group Talk (Gabriel Greenberg, UCLA)

Thursday October 11, 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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Gabriel Greenberg

Professor Greenberg's research is oriented around language, mind, and depiction. His publications include “Beyond Resemblance”, in Philosophical Review (2013), and “Varieties of Iconicity”, in a special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology (2015).

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Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) Philosophy Career Panel: Careers in Business

Thursday October 11, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Wondering where your degree will take you after graduation? Join us for a Philosophy Career Panel where you can learn about career development, build your professional network, participate in a Q&A session with alumni, and connect with faculty and alumni after the panel over light refreshments.

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CPAMP Research Talk (Terence Irwin, Oxford)

Friday October 12, 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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Terence Irwin

The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy is pleased to welcome Emeritus Professor Terence Irwin. Professor Irwin will deliver a talk titled "The place of habituation in Aristotelian virtue of character".

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CPAMP Research Talk (Gail Fine, Cornell)

Monday October 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 205, Lillian Massey Building | Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Gail Fine

Professor Fine's research interests include ancient philosophy, the rationalists and empiricists, epistemology, and metaphysics. She will deliver a talk on "Knowledge and Truth in the Greatest Difficulty Argument: Parmenides 133b4-134c3".

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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Stephen White, Northwestern)

Thursday October 18, 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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Stephen White

Professor White will deliver a talk on "Self-Prediction in Practical Reasoning" which attempts to answer the question: "Are predictions about how one will freely and intentionally behave in the future ever relevant to how one ought to behave?"

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