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November 2017

Theology in the Church: the 8th Annual John Meagher Lecture by Dr. Michael Vertin

Tuesday November 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of St. Michael’s College, Charbonnel Lounge, 81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4 Canada
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Michael Vertin

Prof. Vertin's research interests have been in epistemology and the philosophy of religion. Prof. Vertin's talk, “Theology in the Church”, will be followed by a reception.

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Owen Pikkert, U of T)

Friday November 24, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Owen Pikkert

Owen Pikkert, PhD candidate at U of T, works primarily in early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.

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Placement Practice Job Talk – Speaker: Sean Smith

Friday November 24, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Sean Smith

Talk Title: "A Novel Approach to the Phenomenal Overflow Thesis"

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Colloquium (Susan Wolf, UNC Chapel Hill)

Thursday November 30, 3:15 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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Susan Wolf

Prof. Wolf will discuss similarities and differences between aesthetic and moral responsibility and speculate on what a consideration of aesthetic responsibility tells us about both responsibility and humanity.

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December 2017

History of Philosophy Group Talk (Steven Methven, Oxford)

Friday December 1, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Steven Methven

The History of Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Steven Methven, David Mitchell Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Oxford University. Dr. Methven's specialities are the history of analytic philosophy, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mathematics.

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Conceptual Engineering Workshop

Saturday December 2
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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pictures of gears with the title of the workshop over top

Prof. Gurpreet Rattan (Toronto) and Prof. Herman Cappelan (Oslo) are co-hosting a one-day workshop on conceptual engineering, featuring speakers Cheryl Misak, Tim Sundell, Steven Methven, and more.

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Robert Mason, Toronto)

Friday December 8, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Robert Mason

Robert Mason is a PhD student in U of T's Department of Philosophy whose research is in early modern philosophy and ethics. Robert's talk is titled "Leibniz on the Determination of Substances in Possible Worlds".

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Placement Practice Job Talk – Speaker: Adam Murray

Friday December 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Adam Murray

Talk Title: "Chisholm's Paradox in Perspective"

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Placement Practice Job Talk – Speaker: Bryan Reece

Monday December 11, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Bryan Reece

Talk Title: “Aristotle on Theoretical and Practical Wisdom”

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Placement Practice Job Talk – Speaker: Renaud-Philippe Garner

Monday December 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Renaud-Philippe Garner

Talk Title: "Treachery and Trust in Just War Theory"

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Continental Philosophy Group Talk (Sebastian Gardner, UCL)

Tuesday December 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Sebastian Gardner

Prof. Gardner's research interests include the philosophy of psychoanalysis, Kant and post-Kantian philosophy, German idealism, and the aesthetic turn in post-Kantianism. He will deliver a talk titled "Critique of the Power of Judgement".

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Placement Practice Job Talk – Speaker: Eric Mathison

Tuesday December 12, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Eric Mathison

Talk Title: "The Prudential Badness of Failure"

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