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20th Annual Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference

Friday May 21, 2021 - Saturday May 22, 2021

Philosophy has a set of familiar questions in familiar areas that constitutes its “core”. Equally familiar are the standard ways of approaching these questions. But these questions are not the only questions to be asked, nor these approaches the only approaches to be taken. By drawing on diverse perspectives, recent work in areas such as social philosophy has broken new ground and challenged long-held philosophical assumptions. Similarly, recent work in the history of global philosophical traditions has improved our understanding of philosophy and its history while providing novel insights into philosophy’s familiar problems. In this conference, we aim to further this work.

The 20th Annual Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference will be held virtually on May 21 and 22, 2021 at the University of Toronto.

Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Barnes is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. Her research is divided between metaphysics, social philosophy, feminist philosophy and ethics. She is particularly interested in the places where these topics overlap. She is the author of a recent book on disability, The Minority Body (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Parimal Patil is a professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy at Harvard University. His research interests lie in the history of philosophy in India, with a focus on the Buddhist philosophy in India, the Old and New Epistemologists, and Indian traditions of physicalism and skepticism. He is the author of Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in India (Columbia University Press, 2009) and, with Lawrence McCrea, of Buddhist Philosophy of Language in India: Jñānaśrīmitra on Exclusion (Columbia University Press, 2010).

Please contact Jack Beaulieu with any questions about the conference.



Friday May 21, 2021
Saturday May 22, 2021
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