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October 2019

EPP and LEMM Interest Group Talk (Katia Vavova, Mount Holyoke)

Thursday October 24, 2019, 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Katia Vavova

The Ethics and Political Philosophy Interest Group and Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Interest Group welcome Katia Vavova, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College. Talk Title Moral Responsibility without Blame Abstract Philosophical orthodoxy has it that if you’re morally responsible for some bad act, you’re blameworthy for it. On the strongest version of this view to blame you just is to hold you responsible. I think this view is mistaken and leads us to misunderstand our agency and…

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Robbie Matyasi, U of T)

Friday October 25, 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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Robbie Matyasi

Robbie Matyasi is a Graduate Student with us whose primary interests are 17th- and 18th-century philosophy (especially Spinoza and other rationalists) and metaphysics (especially properties, composition, and causation). He is currently writing a dissertation on Spinoza’s metaphysics of ordinary objects and organisms. Talk Title: TBA 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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Difference and Alterity: Critical Models in Modern Thought

Friday October 25, 2019, 2:00 pm - Saturday October 26, 2019, 5:30 pm
108 N Munk Centre, 1 Devonshire Place, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada
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Programme Friday October 25 2:00-2:15 Opening Remarks 2:15-3:00 Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, The Same Is the Different: Nature, Fortune, History in Machiavelli 3:00-3:45 Oleg Gelikman, The Quake of the Real: on the Ontology of Relation in Montaigne 3:45-4:15 Coffee Break 4:15-5:00 Willi Goetschel, Writing Otherwise: Montaigne and La Boëtie 5:00-5:45 Warren Montag, “To Quit the Principles of Human Nature:” Locke's Notion of the Inhuman Saturday October 26 10:15-11:00 Tracie Matysik, Substance as Contingency in the Young Karl Marx 11:00-11:45 Michael Rosenthal, On…

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November 2019

History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk, (Vili Lähteenmäki, U. of Helsinki)

Monday November 4, 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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The History of Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Vili Lähteenmäki, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Helsinki and an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. Talk Title: Cartesian Self-Relations 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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5th Annual Society for the Metaphysics of Science Conference

Thursday November 7, 2019 - Saturday November 9, 2019
Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada
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2019 SMS Conference

The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be holding its fifth annual conference on November 7-9, 2019 at the University of Toronto. Register HERE Keynote Speaker: Katherine Brading (Duke University) Presidential Address: Max Kistler (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Early registration fees (before 10 October 2019): Faculty: $75 Post-doc: $50 Students and Emeritus faculty: $10 Late registration fees (after 10 October 2019): Faculty: $125 Post-doc: $75 Students and Emeritus faculty: $15 PROGRAM COMMITTEE Giuliano Torrengo (Milan and Autònoma Barcelona), Chair Christian Mariani (Milan), Assistant…

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Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group Talk (J.L. Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax)

Tuesday November 12, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada

The group welcomes J. L. Schellenberg, professor of philosophy at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.

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Faith, Fictionalism, and the Future

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Tito Magri, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza)

Thursday November 14, 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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Tito_Magri

The History of Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Tito Magri, distinguished professor of philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza. Prof. Magri’s research interests include political philosophy, in the philosophy of emotions, in the foundations of rational choice and in the philosophy of action. He also has interests in the history of philosophy, where he has done work on Hobbes, Rousseau, Hume and Locke. Talk Title: The present situation of the person is always that of the imagination About…

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19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: “Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history”

Friday November 15, 2019 - Saturday November 16, 2019
2019 Annual Graduate Phil Conference

19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: "Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history", welcomes graduate students working in all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes.

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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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2019 UNESCO World Philosophy Day

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: TBA  

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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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December 2019

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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