Below is a list of news items about philosophy events, professors, and students in the department.
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The department is hosting a virtual workshop entitled "Is Graduate School in Philosophy Right for Me?" on Tuesday, June 2, 2:30pm-4:00pm. The department is also hosting a follow-up virtual workshop entitled "How to Apply to Graduate School" on Tuesday, June 9, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Both workshops are intended for senior undergraduate students who are considering MA or PhD progams in philosophy, and for MA students who are considering PhD programs in philosophy. For details and Zoom links, contact the organizers: Profs. Thomas Land, Paula Schwebel, and Rohan Sud.
The philosophy department is delighted to announce that Dr. Katharine O’Reilly will join the faculty on July 1st, 2021.
The philosophy department will host a career night on February 5th, 2020, from 6:00-8:30pm in SLC508. All undergraduate and graduate philosophy students are welcome to attend. This is your chance to network with graduates in exciting careers, and to gain valuable job search and professional development tips.
The 2020 Ontario Ethics Bowl will take place on Saturday, March 7th, at the University of Toronto. [Details]
There will be a workshop on Prof. David Hunter's book manuscript, On Being a Believer, at the Universite de Montreal on November 22nd. [Details]
Prof. Paula Schwebel will present her paper, "Sovereignty and the Politics of Time: the Significance of Neostoicism in Walter Benjamin's Response to Carl Schmitt", at the upcoming meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. She will also deliver a commentary on a paper entitled "God and the Truth of Human Being", by Andrew Benjamin (Kingston).
Prof. Kym Maclaren presented versions of a paper entitled “Criminalization and the Self-Constituting Dynamics of Distrust” at a Critical Prison Studies conference in Banff, and at the International Merleau-Ponty Circle in September 2019. She will present a revised version of that paper at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy at the end of October, along with a commentary on David Morris’ book Merleau-Ponty’s Developmental Ontology. In mid-October, 2019, she will also present “Embodied Agency: Lessons from Anorexia” to University of Alberta’s philosophy department, and, as the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Visiting Speaker, a paper entitled “From Walls to Bridges: Education as Dialectic and the Educator as Curator of the Affective Conditions of Dialogue.”
We are now accepting papers for the 2020 philosophy graduate conference, entitled “Disagreement and Philosophy”. We invite submissions from graduate students working in all areas and traditions of philosophy to submit papers relevant to the conference theme. The submission deadline is December 13th, and the conference will take place on March 6th and 7th, 2020. The keynote speakers will be Catherine Z. Elgin (Harvard) and Regina Rini (York). [Details and complete call for papers.]
On Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 3:00-5:00pm, in JOR-502, the department will host a Workshop on Applying to Graduate Programs in Philosophy, led by Profs. Thomas Land, Paula Schwebel, and Rohan Sud. If you wish to attend, RSVP to Prof. Sud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to all our incoming BA and MA students, and welcome back to our returning students! We wish you all the best for the academic year ahead!
Congratulations to MA student Sawyer Bullock, whose paper entitled "Unpossessed Evidence and Cost-Conditions" has been accepted for presentation at the 73rd Annual Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, which will take place October 11th-13th at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Congratulations to MA student Josh Brecka, who has had three papers accepted for presentation. The first, "The Pessimistic Meta-Induction and Religious Skepticism" will be presented at a workshop entitled "New Directions in the Theology and Philosophy of Science", which will take place September 13-14 at Concordia University of Edmonton. The second, "Ideal Aesthetic Observer Theories and the Euthyphro Dilemma", will be presented at this year's Western Canadian Philosophical Association Conference, to be held in Lethbridge, AB, Oct. 25-27. The third, "Lewis Carroll on Reason", will be presented at the University of Toronto Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Nov. 15-16, 2019.
Congratulations to MA students Sawyer Bullock, Felix Grignon, and Aledia Hayes on being selected for the inaugural cohort of the Faculty of Arts Public Scholars program!