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October 2019

2019 Applying to Grad School Workshop & Panel

Thursday October 17, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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2019 Applying to Grad School Workshop

Thinking about Grad School? If you are interested in applying to graduate school in philosophy, come to our workshop and receive information about requirements, application procedures and deadlines. Our panel of experts will share their advice and will be available to answer your questions. RSVP to Eric Correria, Undergraduate Administrator by Friday, October 11 Our panelists:  Prof. Gurpreet Rattan, Director of Graduate Studies Prof. Jessica Gelber, Former Graduate Admissions Director (Pittsburgh) Sarah Ratzlaff, current MA student Caitlin Hamblin-Yule, current PhD student…

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b2B – Philosophy Career Panel: Careers in Business

Tuesday October 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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2019 b2B Careers in Philosophy

Wondering where your degree will take you after graduation? U of T's Backpacks to Briefcase (b2B) events are here to help you explore your options. A panel of successful philosophy professionals, alum and peers will discuss their U of T education, the value of their degree, and their pursuit of successful careers. Take advantage of this opportunity for you to network and discuss the various avenues you can take in your career after graduation. Bring your questions to ask during…

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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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2019 SMS Conference

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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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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2019 Annual Graduate Phil Conference

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

Friday November 15, 2019 - Saturday November 16, 2019

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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Symposium on Discrimination and Subordination

Friday November 15, 2019, 8:30 am - Saturday November 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

Professor Sophia Moreau will be running a Symposium on Discrimination and Subordination on November 15-16, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Centre for Ethics. It will bring together philosophers from North America, the U.K., Denmark and Australia who write about discrimination, subordination, and requirements of equal respect, as well as legal scholars writing on legal issues related to discrimination, in particular, the potentially discriminatory impact of algorithms. The Symposium will include an…

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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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