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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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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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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

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

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–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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