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October 2021

Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Max K. Hayward, Sheffield)

Thursday October 28, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Max K. Hayward is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the philosophy department at the University of Sheffield and is currently a Fellow-in-Residence at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. His areas of interest include normative ethics, metaethics, and moral psychology. Recent publications include "More of me! Less of me! Reflexive imperativism about affective phenomenal character," (Mind, 2019) and "Immoral Realism," (Philosophical Studies, 2019). Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA

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Applying to Philosophy Graduate School Workshop

Thursday October 28, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Grad Studies in Philosophy on a black-and-white background with a red knot neatly reeling into a clean spiral.

Come to this workshop on applying to grad school and receive information about requirements, application procedures, and deadlines.

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November 2021

Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Theron Pummer, St. Andrews)

Thursday November 4, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
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Theron Pummer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews. His areas of interest include normative ethics, value theory, and social and political philosophy. His recent work includes "Supererogation and conditional obligation," (Philosophical Studies, 2021) and editing a volume on effective altruism, Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues (OUP, 2019) with co-editor Hilary Greaves. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA Location Zoom link TK About the Ethics and Political Philosophy Group The Ethics and Political Philosophy Group meets periodically throughout the year to…

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Global Philosophy Group Talk (Maria Heim, Amherst College)

Friday November 5, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Maria R. Heim (Amherst College) has an interest in the intellectual, philosophical, religious, and literary history of ancient India, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Daniel Hoek, Virginia Tech)

Friday November 5, 2021, 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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Daniel Hoek (Virginia Tech.) researches the philosophy of language and mathematics, and has written about loose talk, questions, choices, probability and infinity.

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UNESCO World Philosophy Day (Vanessa Wills, George Washington)

Thursday November 18, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This year's UNESCO World Philosophy Day lecture speaker, Vanessa Wills, is Assistant Professor at George Washington University. Her areas of interest include moral and political philosophy (particularly Karl Marx) and philosophy of race. Her recent work includes "Revolutionary Admiration" (The Moral Psychology of Admiration, 2019) and "'Man is the Highest Being for Man': Marx's Radical Irreligion" (The Blackwell Companion to Atheism and Philosophy, 2019). A reception will follow the talk. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA

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History of Modern Philosophy Research Group Talk (Manuel Vasquez Villavicencio, Toronto)

Friday November 26, 2021, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Manuel Vasquez Villvicencio standing in an archway

The History of Modern Philosophy Research Group is pleased to welcome Manuel Vasquez Villavicencio, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA About the History of Philosophy Group One of six departmental Research Interest Groups, the History of Philosophy Group is home to the History of Modern Philosophy Research Group, which focuses on the period, roughly, from Descartes to Kant.

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December 2021

Logic & Philosophy of Science Group Talk (Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau, Toronto)

Thursday December 2, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Christoph Lilienau is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. His areas of interest include logical empiricism and the history of analytic philosophy, particularly pragmatism, Bertrand Russell and Frank Ramsey. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA

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Colloquium (Sean Kelsey, Notre Dame)

Friday December 3, 2021, 3:00 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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Sean Kelsey is Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in ancient philosophy, particularly the work of Plato and Aristotle. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TB

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Apuleius and the Aristotelian De Mundo—Workshop

Thursday December 9, 2021 - Saturday December 11, 2021
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Kant & Post-Kantian German Philosophy Group Talk (Jake McNulty, Dartmouth)

Friday December 10, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Jake McNulty is Lecturer in Philosophy at Dartmouth College. His areas of interest include modern European philosophy with a focus on post-Kantian German Idealism and Marx. His talk will be on the philosophy of Hegel. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA   The Kant & Post-Kantian German Idealism Group is a a subgroup of the History of Philosophy Research Group, which focuses on European philosophy in Kant and post-Kantian traditions.

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Global Philosophy Research Interest Group Talk (Daniele Cuneo, Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Monday December 13, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Daniele Cuneo is a Senior Lecturer at Sorbonne Nouvelle University. His areas of interest include Sanskrit philosophy, philosophy of emotion, and philosophy of art and literature. He recently published the article “’This is Not a Quote’. Quotation Emplotment, Quotational Hoaxes and Other Unusual Cases of Textual Reuse in Sanskrit Poetics-cum-Dramaturgy,” in Adaptive Reuse. Aspects of Creativity in South Asian Cultural History, edited by E. Freschi and P. Maas. Talk Title TBA Talk Abstract TBA

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