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June 2021

Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Ron Aboodi, Toronto)

Wednesday June 16, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
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Ron Aboodi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He works on ethics, moral psychology, the philosophy of action, and decision theory.

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Global Philosophy Group Talk (Elise Coquereau-Saouma, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Friday June 18, 2021, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online
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Elise Coquereau-Saouma, a fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, specializes in contemporary Indian philosophy, as well as modern and contemporary Continental (French-German) philosophy.

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September 2021

Philosophy Undergraduate Orientation

Tuesday September 7, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online
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As a new year begins, we invite you to join us for an online welcome and orientation event for undergraduates and learn what the Department of Philosophy and its people are all about. The Orientation will take place on September 7th from 10:00am to 4:00pm with various panels throughout the day. All sessions will be held on Zoom. The PCU will be hosting a mingling session on Discord at lunch and at the end of the day. We look forward…

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Kourken Michaelian, Grenoble)

Thursday September 23, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Kourken Michaelian, of the University of Grenoble, focuses his research on the philosophy of memory, especially simulation theory.

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October 2021

Workshops on Systematicity in Metaphysics and Kant

Tuesday October 5, 2021 - Wednesday October 6, 2021
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 401, 170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Aaron Segal (Hebrew University) and Nick Stang (University of Toronto) will teach a pair of seminars on the topic of systematicity. Aaron Segal's seminar will focus on recent work he has published on systematicity in metaphysics. The following seminar taught by Nick Stang will focus on systematicity in Kant. If you are interested in attending either workshop, please contact nick.stang@utoronto.ca.   Event Details   Tuesday, October 5, 2021  Speaker: Aaron Segal (Hebrew University) Title: Workshop on Systematicity on Metaphysics 10:00…

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Research Interest Group Talk (Jeremy Goodman, USC)

Friday October 8, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall), 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada

Jeremy Goodman's (USC) research focuses on metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and philosophical logic.

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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (J. Dmitri Gallow, ACU)

Friday October 8, 2021, 3:15 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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Dmitri Gallow's (ACU) research focuses on  the metaphysics of causation and chance and the rational norms governing credence and choice.

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Bernard D. Katz Retirement Conference

Tuesday October 12, 2021, 10:00 am - Wednesday October 13, 2021, 3:00 pm
Online

Ryerson University is hosting a conference in honor of Bernard Katz's retirement. Please see the Ryerson event page for a full schedule of speakers and abstracts. Bernard D. Katz worked in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto from 1976 until his retirement in 2021. This conference is a celebration of his legacy, and features eight presentations by Bernard's former students. The event will take place online on Tuesday, October 12th and Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. Zoom Link…

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Colloquium (Cian Dorr, NYU)

Thursday October 14, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Room 2212, 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada
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Cian Dorr is Professor of Philosophy at New York University, having taught previously at Oxford University and the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of interest include metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of physics. This talk will be based upon joint work with Jake Nebel and Jake Zuehl. Talk Title "The Case for Comparability" Abstract We argue that all gradable expressions in natural language obey a principle that we call Comparability: if x and y are both F to…

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Author-Meets-Critics Session on Clare Carlisle’s “Spinoza’s Religion”

Friday October 15, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
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Join us for an author-meets-critics panel on Clare Carlisle’s "Spinoza’s Religion" (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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Kant & Post-Kantian German Philosophy Group Talk (Dai Heide, Simon Fraser)

Friday October 15, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Dai Heide is a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University specializing in Kant, early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and ethics.

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History of Modern Philosophy Research Group Author Meets Critic Session (Deborah Brown, Queensland, and Calvin Normore, UCLA)

Tuesday October 26, 2021, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The History of Modern Philosophy Research Group is pleased to host an author meets critic session on Descartes and the Ontology of Everyday Life, by Deborah Brown and Calvin Normore. Critics: Elliot Paul (Queen's University) Alison Simmons (Harvard University) Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto)   You can join this event via Zoom by clicking the link below: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88638903169 Passcode: 625786   About the History of Philosophy Group One of six departmental Research Interest Groups, the History of Philosophy Group is home to…

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