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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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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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January 2020

UTM Alumnus Talk: Dr. Patrick Shirreff “Types of Memory and Constraints of Knowledge”

Thursday January 9, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maanjiwe nendamowinan 2100, 1535 Outer Circle Road
Mississauga,
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b2B – Philosophy Career Panel: Careers in Law

Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Wondering where your degree will take you after graduation? U of T's Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) help you explore your options. A panel of successful philosophy professionals, alumni, and peers will discuss their U of T education, the value of their degree, and their pursuit of successful careers in the legal field. Take advantage of this opportunity for you to network and discuss the various avenues you can take in your career after graduation. Bring questions to ask during the…

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February 2020

Symposium on Love

Thursday February 13, 2020, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Philosophy Course Union (PCU) invites you to the 2020 Symposium on Love to consider the many aspects of love a day before Valentine's Day.

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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

Philosophers for Peace Lecture (Jeff Noonan, Windsor)

Monday March 2, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Jeff Noonan has maintained broad and interdisciplinary research interests for almost 20 years, especially in social and political philosophy.

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UTM PAS Debate: “Should the Elite Run Society?”

Wednesday March 4, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Toronto Mississauga

"Who should run society? Should the society be run by 'the elites', or those who wield power without adhering to the general will of the people? Or should society be run as the majority of people want it to be run, in a more 'populist' spirit? Should decision-making be restricted to Ivy-League educated academic elites who 'know what they're doing' or must we also let the average blue-collar worker have a say? To debate these and related questions, the Philosophy…

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UTSC Association of Philosophy Students 2020 Conference

Saturday March 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Toronto Scarborough, Social Sciences Building, 1st floor, MW130 & MW140, 1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4 Canada
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The University of Toronto Scarborough’s Annual International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference showcases undergraduate work in philosophy. This year’s topic is Bioethics. 

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CANCELLED–Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics: Cécile Fabre, All Souls College, Oxford

Thursday March 26, 2020, 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 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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