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November 2019

History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Tito Magri, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza)

Thursday November 14, 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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Tito_Magri

The History of Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Tito Magri, distinguished professor of philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza. Prof. Magri’s research interests include political philosophy, in the philosophy of emotions, in the foundations of rational choice and in the philosophy of action. He also has interests in the history of philosophy, where he has done work on Hobbes, Rousseau, Hume and Locke. Talk Title: The present situation of the person is always that of the imagination About…

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2019 Annual Graduate Phil Conference

19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: “Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history”

Friday November 15, 2019 - Saturday November 16, 2019

19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: "Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history", welcomes graduate students working in all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes.

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Symposium on Discrimination and Subordination

Friday November 15, 2019, 8:30 am - Saturday November 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

Professor Sophia Moreau will be running a Symposium on Discrimination and Subordination on November 15-16, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Centre for Ethics. It will bring together philosophers from North America, the U.K., Denmark and Australia who write about discrimination, subordination, and requirements of equal respect, as well as legal scholars writing on legal issues related to discrimination, in particular, the potentially discriminatory impact of algorithms. The Symposium will include an…

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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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2019 UNESCO World Philosophy Day

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 years' 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, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy, and Ethics. Talk Title What Counts as a Collective Gift? Culture and Value in Du Bois' The Gift of Black Folk. A reception will follow the talk.  

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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Lonneke Oostland, University of Groningen)

Friday November 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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The History of Modern Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker Lonneke Oostland, a masters student of philosophy at the University of Groningen. Talk Title: Cavendish on order in nature About the History of Philosophy Group One of five departmental Research Interest Groups, the History of Philosophy Group is home to the History of Modern Philosophy Research Group, which focuses on the period, roughly, from Descartes to Kant.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Declan Smithies, Ohio State)

Friday November 22, 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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Declan Smithies

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group welcomes Declan Smithies, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University. Prof. Smithies specializes in epistemology and philosophy of mind. 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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2019 Philosophy Saturday

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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Logic and Philosophy of Science Research Group Talk (Kevin Zollman, Carnegie Mellon)

Friday November 29, 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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Kevin Zollman

Kevin Zollman is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his primary appointment at Carnegie Mellon, Professor Zollman is an associate fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, an Adjunct Member of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a visiting professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (part of Ludwig-Maximilians Universität). His research focuses on game theory, agent based modeling, and the philosophy…

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December 2019

Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group Talk (Richard Davis, Tyndale)

Tuesday December 3, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Richard Davis

Dr. Davis is Professor of Philosophy. He is the author or editor of four books, including Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy (Zondervan, 2016). He has published thirty book chapters or articles in such places as Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Acta Analytica, Philo, The Modern Schoolman, Philosophia Christi, Heythrop Journal, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Axiomathes. Dr. Davis blogs at www.tyndalephilosophy.com. Talk Title From Parts to Whole (and Back Again): Rowe on Clarke on the Cosmological…

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Brian Weatherson, Michigan)

Thursday December 5, 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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Brian Weatherson

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group welcomes Brian Weatherson, Professor and Graduate Studies Chair in the Department of Philosophy at University of Michigan. Prof. Weatherson specializes in epistemology and philosophy of language. 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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History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Michaela Manson, U of T)

Friday December 6, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Michaela Manson

Michaela Manson is a Graduate Student with us whose philosophical interests centre around the early modern period, with a particular concern for questions about mind, cognition, perception, and understanding. Talk Title: TBA

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