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November 2019

2019 UNESCO World Philosophy Day

UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture (Chike Jeffers)

Thursday November 21, 2019, 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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This years' UNESCO World Philosophy Day lecture speaker, Chike Jeffers, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy cross appointed with Canadian Studies and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University. His research focuses on Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy, and Ethics. Talk Title What Counts as a Collective Gift? Culture and Value in Du Bois' The Gift of Black Folk. A reception will follow the talk.  

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Lonneke Oostland, University of Groningen)

Friday November 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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The History of Modern Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Lonneke Oostland, a masters student of philosophy at the University of Groningen. Talk Title: Cavendish on order in nature About the History of Philosophy Group One of five 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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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Declan Smithies, Ohio State)

Friday November 22, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Declan Smithies

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group welcomes Declan Smithies, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University. Prof. Smithies specializes in epistemology and philosophy of mind. Talk Title TBA Abstract   About the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group One of five departmental research interest groups, the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Group undertakes research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.

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2019 Philosophy Saturday

2019 Philosophy Saturday: A Workshop for High School Teachers

Saturday November 23, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Building on the success of the first workshop held in 2018, the U of T Department of Philosophy and the Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association proudly present the 2019 Philosophy Saturday, a workshop for high school educators on teaching philosophy. While the workshop is designed for area high school philosophy teachers, we encourage all members of the U of T philosophy community to attend. The event is free and lunch will be served. ★ If you would like to attend, please RSVP to…

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Research Group Talk (Kevin Zollman, Carnegie Mellon)

Friday November 29, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Kevin Zollman

Kevin Zollman is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his primary appointment at Carnegie Mellon, Professor Zollman is an associate fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, an Adjunct Member of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a visiting professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (part of Ludwig-Maximilians Universität). His research focuses on game theory, agent based modeling, and the philosophy…

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December 2019

Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group Talk (Richard Davis, Tyndale)

Tuesday December 3, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Richard Davis

Dr. Davis is Professor of Philosophy. He is the author or editor of four books, including Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy (Zondervan, 2016). He has published thirty book chapters or articles in such places as Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Acta Analytica, Philo, The Modern Schoolman, Philosophia Christi, Heythrop Journal, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Axiomathes. Dr. Davis blogs at www.tyndalephilosophy.com. Talk Title From Parts to Whole (and Back Again): Rowe on Clarke on the Cosmological…

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Brian Weatherson, Michigan)

Thursday December 5, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Brian Weatherson

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group welcomes Brian Weatherson, Professor and Graduate Studies Chair in the Department of Philosophy at University of Michigan. Prof. Weatherson specializes in epistemology and philosophy of language. Talk Title tba Abstract   About the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group One of five departmental research interest groups, the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Group undertakes research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Michaela Manson, U of T)

Friday December 6, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Michaela Manson

Michaela Manson is a Graduate Student with us whose philosophical interests centre around the early modern period, with a particular concern for questions about mind, cognition, perception, and understanding. Talk Title: TBA

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Research Group Talk (Peter Fritz, Oslo)

Friday December 6, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Peter Fritz

Peter Fritz is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo. Professor Fritz works mainly on logic and its philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language. He also has interests in the philosophy of mathematics and epistemology. Much of his work is on questions concerning modality and existence, and involves modal or higher-order logic. Talk Title Possible Worlds Abstract What, if anything, are possible worlds? And are there in fact possible worlds? I will argue that if there are…

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March 2020

Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Ginger Schulteis, Chicago)

Friday March 13, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Ginger Schultheis

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group welcomes Ginger Schultheis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Chicago. Prof. Schultheis specializes in epistemology with a particular interest in belief. Talk Title TBA Abstract   About the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group One of five departmental research interest groups, the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Group undertakes research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.

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The 12th Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy

Friday March 20, 2020 - Saturday March 21, 2020
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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“Platonic Metaphysics” Friday, March 20 & Saturday March 21, 2020 Speakers: Gábor Betegh (Cambridge) Emily Fletcher (Wisconsin–Madison) Francesco Fronterotta (Sapienza Università di Roma) Verity Harte (Yale) Tushar Irani (Wesleyan) Gabriel Richardson Lear (Chicago) Commentators: George Boys-Stones (Toronto) Roberto Granieri (Toronto) Fiona Leigh (UCL) Jessica Moss (NYU) Georgia Mouroutsou (King’s University College) Christine Thomas (Dartmouth) *Detailed program schedule will be posted closer to the Workshop date. Conference organizers: Jessica Gelber, Christian Pfeiffer, & Willie Costello. Registration: Participation in the conference is…

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April 2020

*RESCHEDULED* History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Margaret Atherton, UW-Milwaukee)

Thursday April 23, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Margaret Atherton

Prof. Atherton's research interests include English philosophers of the early modern period, the work of women philosophers in the history of philosophy, and historical issues in the philosophy of psychology.

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