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November 2019

UTM Workshop on Indian Epistemology

Friday November 8, 2019, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Maanjiwe nendamowinan, room 3230, 1535 Outer Circle Road
Mississauga,
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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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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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2020 Placement Job Talk – Juan Piñeros Glasscock

Friday January 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Juan Piñeros Glasscock is a UTM Postdoctoral Associate. He holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from Yale University. His central areas of interest are in philosophy of mind and action, epistemology, and moral psychology. Talk Title “Practical Intellectualism: An Account of Skill/Know-How” Abstract I defend a novel account of knowledge-how, based on two central components. The first is the view that there is a practical way of answering a question that consists in…

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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

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

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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Ontario High School Ethics Bowl

Saturday March 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructional Centre (UTM), 1599 Outer Circle
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6 Canada
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Ontario High School Ethics Bowl

The inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl is a collaborative and competitive event at which teams of students analyze and discuss ethical dilemmas.

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CANCELLED–The 12th Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy

Friday March 20, 2020 - Saturday March 21, 2020
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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The 12th Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy explores Platonic metaphysics with 12 international speakers and commentators.

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CANCELLED–UTM Philosophy Colloquium Talk: Indigenizing From the Land

Tuesday March 24, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Brian Burkhart, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma presents "Indigenizing from the land." March 24, 2020 1:30pm KNL1220 Open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Contact Owen Ware (owen.ware@utoronto.ca) for details.

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