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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

UTM Philosophy to host talk by Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Tuesday September 24, 2019, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kaneff Centre, UTM
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6 Canada
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The UTM Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that on September 24, Justice Beverley McLachlin will visit UTM to give us a glimpse inside her newly published memoir, Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law (Simon & Schuster, September 2019).  McLachlin, who holds BA and MA degrees in philosophy, was Canada's first female, and longest serving, Chief Justice.  From a farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta, through her training in philosophy and law, to her post atop…

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October 2019

Wright Lecture (Law Faculty) – Philip Pettit

Thursday October 10, 2019, 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Faculty of Law, Jackman Building, Room 140, 78 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, ON Canada
Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit, who teaches philosophy at Princeton and ANU will be giving a public lecture at the Faculty of Law. During the last 20 years, some of the world’s most distinguished scholars have been invited to the law school to deliver a public lecture in memory of the late former dean Cecil A. Wright, who founded U of T’s modern law school. For more information about this lecture, visit law.utoronto.ca/events/wright-lecture-philip-pettit  

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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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UTM Philosophy Academic Society Halloween talk on “Zombies and Existential Terror”

Thursday October 31, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? If you'd like to hear the answer, come to the UTM Philosophy Academic Society's Halloween special, "Zombies and Existential Horror", featuring the award-winning Dr. John Vervaeke of the Cognitive Science and Psychology departments at the University of Toronto. This event will be held on October 31st from 6 pm to 8 pm in IB 245. Admission is free and food will be provided.

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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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UTM Workshop on Indian Epistemology

Friday November 8, 2019, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Maanjiwe nendamowinan, room 3230, 1535 Outer Circle Road
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Presented by the Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto Mississauga, this workshop convenes a group of scholars of analytic and Indian philosophy engaging contemporary problems in epistemology in light of debates occurring in premodern India. Our focus is Gangesa Upadhyaya (14th century CE), a philosopher who founded the “new reason” school of philosophy. His understudied work, The Philosopher’s Stone of Truth (Tattvacintamani) was hugely influential and engendered new modes of analysis and increased technical precision in…

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