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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

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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Applying to Philosophy Graduate School Workshop

Thursday October 28, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Grad Studies in Philosophy on a black-and-white background with a red knot neatly reeling into a clean spiral.

Come to this workshop on applying to grad school and receive information about requirements, application procedures, and deadlines.

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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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Close-up of Vanessa Wills

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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February 2022

PCU Symposium on Love

Friday February 11, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marble sculpture of a women and silhouette of a philosopher, and cupid in the background

This year's Symposium on Love will feature talks from Dr. Kimberley Baltzer-Jaray (Western) and Alexandra Gustafson (Toronto).

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March 2022

2022 Edith Bruce Memorial Lecture on Immortality (David Wallace, Pittsburgh)

Thursday March 3, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Room G162, 252 Bloor Street W.
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This year's Edith Bruce Memorial Lecture on Immortality will be delivered by David Wallace, Mellon Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh whose research focuses on the Everett interpretation of quantum theory (often called the "Many-Worlds interpretation").

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The Greater Picture: Philosophy of Mathematics (Mary Leng, University of York)

Tuesday March 15, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mary Leng (University of York) will speak about questions in philosophy of mathematics, with a particular focus on mathematical fictionalism.

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Philosophy Essay Writing Workshop

Thursday March 17, 2022, 3:15 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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Learn the basics of good philosophical writing in a dedicated workshop.

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2022 Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics (Cécile Fabre, All Souls College, Oxford)

Thursday March 24, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This year's Roseman Lecture will be delivered by Cécile Fabre, a professor of political philosophy and senior research fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford.

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Underrepresented Philosophy Conference 2022

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

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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April 2022

Philosophy Career Night

Thursday April 7, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Are you wondering what to do with your philosophy degree? Then join us for a career panel that will help you think through some options. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

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2022 Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference

Friday April 8, 2022, 9:00 am - Saturday April 9, 2022, 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 & Room 418
Undergradauet Philosophy Research Conference 2022, keynote by Helen Fielding (Western), all on a beige background flanked by a colorful column of various stylized faces

Get a taste of the latest undergraduate research in philosophy at the 2022 Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Helen Fielding, a professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western University.

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May 2022

Philosophy Saturday 2022

Saturday May 28, 2022, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Join the Department of Philosophy and the Ontario Philosophy Teachers' Association for a workshop on teaching philosophy in high schools. Presenters are Steven Coyne, James John, Alexander Koo, and William Paris.

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