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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
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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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November 2020

World Philosophy Day Lecture 2020 (Robin Dembroff, Yale)

Thursday November 19, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
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Robin Dembroff is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Yale University, working primarily in feminist philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology. In their research, they place a particular emphasis on relationships between social categories, concepts, and language.

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March 2021

2021 Jerome S. Simon Lectures (Holly M. Smith, Rutgers University)

Wednesday March 17, 2021, 3:00 pm - Friday March 19, 2021, 5:00 pm
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Holly M. Smith, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Rutgers University, works on questions in normative ethics, moral responsibility, and structural questions transcending normative theories.

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May 2021

Celebrating Wayne Sumner

Wednesday May 19, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
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We are celebrating and paying tribute to our colleague, teacher, and friend Wayne Sumner for his 80th birthday.

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October 2021

Bernard D. Katz Retirement Conference

Tuesday October 12, 2021, 10:00 am - Wednesday October 13, 2021, 3:00 pm
Online

Ryerson University is hosting a conference in honor of Bernard Katz's retirement. Please see the Ryerson event page for a full schedule of speakers and abstracts. Bernard D. Katz worked in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto from 1976 until his retirement in 2021. This conference is a celebration of his legacy, and features eight presentations by Bernard's former students. The event will take place online on Tuesday, October 12th and Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. Zoom Link…

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November 2021

UNESCO World Philosophy Day (Vanessa Wills, George Washington)

Thursday November 18, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Room 2212, 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada
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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). In keeping with COVID-19 protocols, there will be no reception after this talk. Talk Title Why…

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March 2022

Underrepresented Philosophy Conference 2022

Friday March 25, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

The 2022 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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