Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Conference in Honour of Tom Hurka

Friday September 8, 2023, 3:00 pm - Saturday September 9, 2023, 6:00 pm

This conference will celebrate the work and life of our cherished colleague Tom Hurka, who is retiring this year. It will take place in person in the Jackman Humanities Building at the University of Toronto, as well as being live-streamed. To register for the Zoom link, please contact the assistant to the chair at phl.chairassistant@utoronto.ca.



Friday, September 8

3:10 PM

Welcome (Martin Pickavé)

3:15-4:30 PM

Gwen Bradford (Rice), “Why You Should Be Miserable”

Chair: Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)

4:45-6:00 PM

Shelly Kagan (Yale), “Hurka on Comparative Desert:  Wrong, Wrong, Wrong (and Wrong)!”

Chair: Brendan de Kenessey (Toronto)

Saturday, September 9

9:30-10:45 AM

Wayne Sumner (Toronto), “Goods: Personal and Otherwise”

Chair: Rachel Barney (Toronto)

11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Rob Shaver (Manitoba): “C.D. Broad on Common Sense Morality”

Chair: Andrew Franklin-Hall (Toronto)


2:00-3:15 PM

Johann Frick (Berkeley): “The Value of Life, the Value of Virtue”

Chair: Hasko von Kriegstein (Toronto Metropolitan)

3:30-4:45 PM

Jeff McMahan (Oxford): “Revising Hurka’s Variable Value View”

Chair: Eric Mathison (Toronto)

5:00-6:00 PM

Tom Hurka (Toronto)



Friday September 8, 2023, 3:00 pm
Saturday September 9, 2023, 6:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,
Event Tags:
, , , , , ,


Jackman Humanities Building 100
Back to Top