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November 2018

World Philosophy Day Lecture: Miranda Fricker (CUNY)

Thursday November 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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Miranda Fricker

Mark UNESCO World Philosophy Day with a lecture by Miranda Fricker of CUNY's Graduate Center. Professor Fricker's research includes feminist philosophy, social epistemology, and moral philosophy.

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Alexander Lecture: Christopher Mole (UBC)

Thursday November 22, 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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Christopher Mole

This year's Alexander Lecture welcomes Christopher Mole, Chair of the Programme in Cognitive Systems at UBC where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. Professor Mole will deliver a talk on “Dynamic Semantics, Embodied Syntax, and the Evidence of Sign-Language Aphasia”

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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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February 2019

Panel: The Greater Picture — Philosophical Issues in Modern Physics

Friday February 8, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Physics Grad Lounge, McLennan Physical Labs, MP110, 60 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A panel of physics and philosophy professors tackle philosophical issues in modern physics.

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March 2019

Thinking towards Action: 2019 Underrepresented Philosophy Conference

Friday March 1, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College, 73 Queens Park Crescent East (91 Charles Street West)
Toronto, Ontario M5S1K7 Canada
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The 2019 Underrespresented Philosophy Conference by the Philosophy Course Union bridges disciplines to create an invested dialogue on the state of knowledge in higher learning and ethics in morally precarious times.

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Irregular Migrants, Refugees, and Open Borders: What Is to Be Done? (Joseph Carens, Toronto)

Thursday March 14, 2019, 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Joseph Carens

Joseph Carens, an advocate of open borders, focuses on contemporary political theory, especially on issues related to immigration and political community.

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April 2019

2019 Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference

Monday April 8, 2019 - Tuesday April 9, 2019
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Every year, our department hosts a Philosophy Research Conference for undergraduate students to showcase top work at the university. This year's conference will feature 20 student talks, as well as a keynote presentation by Professor Alice MacLachlan of York University. The conference will also see the launch of two journals, volume 20 of Noēsis and the inaugural issue of the journal of the University of Toronto Undergraduate Bioethics Society (UTUBS). All are welcome!

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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

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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November 2019

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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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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