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February 2018

Killam Lecture: Thomas Hurka

Thursday February 15, 2018, 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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Prof. Hurka, recipient of a 2017 Killam Prize in the Humanities, will deliver a public lecture under the title of "The Intrinsic Values of Knowledge and Achievement".

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March 2018

Philosophy and Law: Career and Graduate School Information Night

Wednesday March 14, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Join us for our panel discussion featuring some of our distinguished alumni who are working in the field of law. A representative from the U of T Faculty of Law Admissions Office will also be on hand to answer any questions.

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October 2018

Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) Philosophy Career Panel: Careers in Business

Thursday October 11, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Wondering where your degree will take you after graduation? Join us for a Philosophy Career Panel where you can learn about career development, build your professional network, participate in a Q&A session with alumni, and connect with faculty and alumni after the panel over light refreshments.

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December 2018

Philosophy Department Book Sale

Tuesday December 11, 2018, 10:00 am - Thursday December 13, 2018, 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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In Room 401 of the Jackman Humanities Building on the following days:   Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 12 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, December 13 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm   New and used books available - of course, many philosophy titles! Cash only, please. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Graduate Philosophy Student Union (GPSU).

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September 2019

History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Michael Rosenthal, U of T)

Friday September 27, 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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Michael A. Rosenthal (PhD Chicago, 1996) holds the Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, with appointments in both the Department and the Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. Talk Title Life as a Marionette:  The Role of the Imagination in Spinoza’s Ethics, Part V Abstract The goal of Part V of the Ethics is to show that humans possess the power to be free.  It must be a conception in which freedom is thoroughly compatible with necessity.  It is difficult for…

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October 2019

Wright Lecture (Law Faculty) – Philip Pettit

Thursday October 10, 2019, 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Faculty of Law, Jackman Building, Room 140, 78 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, ON Canada
Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit, who teaches philosophy at Princeton and ANU will be giving a public lecture at the Faculty of Law. During the last 20 years, some of the world’s most distinguished scholars have been invited to the law school to deliver a public lecture in memory of the late former dean Cecil A. Wright, who founded U of T’s modern law school. For more information about this lecture, visit law.utoronto.ca/events/wright-lecture-philip-pettit  

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November 2019

Author Meets Critics: Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination

Friday November 15, 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 200, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8 Canada
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Moreau Faces of Inequality

Sophia Moreau Faculty of Law University of Toronto Commentators: Rebecca Cook (University of Toronto, Law) Deborah Hellman (University of Virginia, Law) Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley, Philosophy) Seana Shiffrin (UCLA, Philosophy) Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University, Political Science) ☛ please register here This book defends an original and pluralist theory of when and why discrimination wrongs people. Starting from actual legal cases in which claimants have alleged wrongful discrimination by other people or by the state, Sophia Moreau argues that we can best understand these…

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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 year's 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, the philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, and ethics. Talk Title What Counts as a Collective Gift? Culture and Value in Du Bois's The Gift of Black Folk. A reception will follow the talk.  

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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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February 2020

Underrepresented Philosophy Conference 2020

Friday February 28, 2020, 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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The 2020 Underrepresented Philosophy Conference aims to spotlight and lend esteem to philosophy and philosophers underrepresented (or otherwise maligned) within the discipline and in the academy at large.

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March 2020

CANCELLED–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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The 12th Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy explores Platonic metaphysics with 12 international speakers and commentators.

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September 2020

Colloquium (Caspar Hare, MIT)

Thursday September 17, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Canada
Caspar Hare in front of a bookshelf

Caspar Hare, a professor of Philosophy at MIT, has main professional interests in ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. His recent work has sought to bring ideas about practical rationality and metaphysics to bear on issues in normative ethics and epistemology.

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