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December 2019

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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January 2020

2020 Placement Job Talk – Parisa Moosavi

Thursday January 9, 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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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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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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CPAMP Work-in-Progress (WIP) Talk (Sukaina Hirji, Pennsylvania)

Monday January 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 205, Lillian Massey Building | Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Sukaina Hirji with a dog

Julia Staffel specializes in formal epistemology and traditional epistemology, and her work also relates to issues in philosophical logic, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science. In this talk she will argue that there is a large class of rationality judgments we routinely endorse that fall neither into the category of doxastic nor the category of propositional rationality.

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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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Careers in Law event poster showing colorful circles and Lady Justice

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

Symposium on Love

Thursday February 13, 2020, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Philosophy Course Union (PCU) invites you to the 2020 Symposium on Love to consider the many aspects of love a day before Valentine's Day.

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POSTPONED—History of Modern Philosophy Group Talk (Robert Mason, Toronto)

Friday February 28, 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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Robert Mason

Robert Mason is a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Toronto. His research interests are in ethics and early modern philosophy.

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Hegel and the End of Art

Friday February 28, 2020, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
Hegel and the end of Art, surrounded by a ring of colorful pencils

Join us for a half-day workshop on Hegel and (the end of) art with speakers Paul Kottman, Frank Ruda, Ian Balfour, and Eva Ruda.

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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

Philosophers for Peace Lecture (Jeff Noonan, Windsor)

Monday March 2, 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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Jeff Noonan has maintained broad and interdisciplinary research interests for almost 20 years, especially in social and political philosophy.

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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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