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2023 Annual Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference

Friday November 3, 2023 - Saturday November 4, 2023

Join us for the 22nd Annual Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference, with keynote speakers Amie L. Thomasson (Dartmouth) and Christine M. Korsgaard (Harvard).



Friday, November 3, 2023

Session 1

Chair: Julia Minarik (University of Toronto)

9:00-10:00 AM

Alex Fisher (University of Cambridge), “Virtual Reality, Perception, and Imagination”

Commentator: Cameron Yetman (University of Toronto)

 10:10-11:10 AM

Edvard Aviles Meza (Cornell University), “Imagination without Awareness”

Commentator: David Rattray (University of Toronto)

11:20 AM-12:20 PM

Emily Margaret FitzGerald (Columbia University), “Making Space for Virtual Kata in Embodied Imagination”

Commentator: Yvette Wu (University of Toronto)


Session 2

Chair: Zain Raza (University of Toronto)

1:30-2:30 PM

Alexander Vega (Harvard University), “What Does It Mean to Be a Good Member of a Function Kind?”

Commentator: Andriy Bilenkyy (University of Toronto)

2:40-3:40 PM

Minseok Kim (Syracuse University), “Way Nominalism: An Ontological Ground for Non-Nominal Quantification”

Commentator: Marissa Bennett (University of Toronto)



4:00-6:00 PM

Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth College), “Starting a Step Back: Redirecting Metaphysics”



Saturday November 4, 2023

Session 3

Chair: Tessa Ng (University of Toronto)

9:00-10:00 AM

Ruby Hornsby (University of Leeds), “Me and My Friend, the Robot: On Recognizing Our (Apparent) Mutual Love”

Commentator Eirini Martsoukaki (University of Toronto)

10:10-11:10 AM

Samuel Carlesson Tjernström (McGill University), “Substantializing the Metaphysics of Doxastic Wrongdoing”

Commentator: Nate Oppel (University of Toronto)

11:20 AM-12:20 PM

Alessandro Giglia (Università della Svizzera Italiana), “Potential Infinity and Constant Domain Models”

Commentator: Patrick Fraser (University of Toronto)


Session 4

Chair: Josh Brecka (University of Toronto)

1:30-2:20 PM

Jonah Dunch (University of Toronto), “Anger and Remorse”

Commentator: Jasmine Tremblay-D’Ettorre (University of Toronto)

2:40-3:40 PM

Sarah Gregory (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), “Imposter Syndrome and Self-Respect”

Commentator: Alexandra Gustafson (University of Toronto)



4:00-6:00 PM

Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University), “The Human Good”


Keynote Speakers

Amie L. Thomasson is Daniel P. Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Dartmouth College. She works in the areas of metaphysics, philosophical methodology and metaontology, philosophy of art, philosophy of social and cultural objects, philosophy of mind, and phenomenology. Her current research focuses on questions about what philosophy can legitimately do, and how we can do it.

Christine M. Korsgaard is Arthur Kingsley Porter Research Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, where she taught from 1991 to 2020. She works on moral philosophy and its history, practical reason, the nature of agency, personal identity, normativity, and the ethical relations between human beings and the other animals. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Korsgaard chaired the Harvard Department of Philosophy.

Please contact Cameron Yetman or Julia Minarik with any questions about the conference.




Friday November 3, 2023
Saturday November 4, 2023
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Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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