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The Ethics of Uncivil Protest: A Workshop

Thursday October 12, 2023 - Friday October 13, 2023

This two-day workshop offers engagement with questions that have been at the forefront of political discourse in recent years: Can uncivil, violent resistance ever be justified as a means of protest? Speakers include Yann Allard-Tremblay (McGill), Candice Delmas (Northeastern), Jeffrey Howard (University College London), Cristina Lafont (Northwestern), Chong-Ming Lim (Nanyang Tech), José Medina (Northwestern), Temi Ogunye (Oxford), Avia Pasternak (Toronto), Erin R. Pineda (Smith College), Ẹniọlá Ànúolúwapọ́ Ṣóyẹmí (Oxford), and Daniel Viehoff (NYU).

Conference in Honour of Tom Hurka

Friday September 8, 2023, 3:00 pm - Saturday September 9, 2023, 6:00 pm

This conference will celebrate the work and life of our cherished colleague Tom Hurka, who is retiring this year. It will take place in person in the Jackman Humanities Building at the University of Toronto, as well as being live-streamed. To register for the Zoom link, please contact the assistant … Read More

Acosmism and Pantheism in Spinoza and German Idealism

Monday May 1, 2023 - Tuesday May 2, 2023

Join us for a two-day conference on acosmism and pantheism in Spinoza and German idealism, Kant, and Post-Kantian philosophy. Hosted by Michael Rosenthal and Nick Stang. Please note: all events begin at listed times, not 10 or 15 minutes after Program Monday, May 1 9:30–11:00 Karolina Hübner (Cornell), “How to Be a … Read More

The Work of Hannah Arendt (Workshop and Staged Reading)

Fifty years ago, on November 24, 1972, the first conference on German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt’s work was held in Toronto, resulting in her only visit to the city. The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies marks the 50th anniversary of this historical conference with a one-day workshop. Faculty, graduate students, and postdocs at Toronto universities will revisit the “work of Hannah Arendt” in three interdisciplinary thematic panels.

Philosophy in the Roman Mediterranean: Towards a History

Thursday December 8, 2022 - Saturday December 10, 2022

The period 100 BCE to 200 CE saw some of the most far-reaching innovations in Western philosophical history, including a striking efflorescence of philosophy in the Mediterranean, especially in the east; old systems were revitalized through discussion and debate with new (including Christianity).