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December 2019

2019 Placement Job Talk – Julia Smith

Friday December 6, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Julia Smith

Julia Smith is a PhD candidate whose research in epistemology is centered on questions about what we should believe and why. Talk Title: "Is Evidence Transparent?"

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Research Group Talk (Peter Fritz, Oslo)

Friday December 6, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Peter Fritz

Peter Fritz is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo. Professor Fritz works mainly on logic and its philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language. He also has interests in the philosophy of mathematics and epistemology. Much of his work is on questions concerning modality and existence, and involves modal or higher-order logic. Talk Title Possible Worlds Abstract What, if anything, are possible worlds? And are there in fact possible worlds? I will argue that if there are…

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2019 Placement Job Talk – Jessica Wright

Monday December 9, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright is a PhD candidate who specializes in philosophy of mind and ethics, with additional research interests in cognitive science and self knowledge. Her dissertation argues that implicit attitudes reflect on the self. Talk Title: "Controlling Implicit Attitudes"

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2019 Placement Job Talk – Parisa Moosavi

Monday December 9, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Parisa Moosavi

Parisa Moosavi is a postdoctoral fellow in Ethics and Artificial Intelligence in the Philosophy Department at York University. She specializes in ethics and philosophy of biology, with particular interests in neo-Aristotelian ethics, natural teleology, and ethics of artificial intelligence. Talk Title: "Natural Goodness Without Natural History" Abstract: Neo-Aristotelian ethical naturalism purports to show that moral evaluation of human action and character is an of evaluation of natural goodness—a kind of evaluation that applies to living things in virtue of their nature…

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March 2020

Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Ginger Schulteis, Chicago)

Friday March 13, 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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Ginger Schultheis

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group welcomes Ginger Schultheis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Chicago. Prof. Schultheis specializes in epistemology with a particular interest in belief. Talk Title TBA Abstract   About the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group One of five departmental research interest groups, the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Group undertakes research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.

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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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“Platonic Metaphysics” Friday, March 20 & Saturday March 21, 2020 Speakers: Gábor Betegh (Cambridge) Emily Fletcher (Wisconsin–Madison) Francesco Fronterotta (Sapienza Università di Roma) Verity Harte (Yale) Tushar Irani (Wesleyan) Gabriel Richardson Lear (Chicago) Commentators: George Boys-Stones (Toronto) Roberto Granieri (Toronto) Fiona Leigh (UCL) Jessica Moss (NYU) Georgia Mouroutsou (King’s University College) Christine Thomas (Dartmouth) *Detailed program schedule will be posted closer to the Workshop date. Conference organizers: Jessica Gelber, Christian Pfeiffer, & Willie Costello. Registration: Participation in the conference is…

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April 2020

*RESCHEDULED* History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Margaret Atherton, UW-Milwaukee)

Thursday April 23, 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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Margaret Atherton

Prof. Atherton's research interests include English philosophers of the early modern period, the work of women philosophers in the history of philosophy, and historical issues in the philosophy of psychology.

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