The Centre for Ethics is able to accommodate a limited number of visiting professors each year. Although we do not provide salary replacement or support, the Centre is able to provide an office and computer, library privileges and access to the University’s electronic resources. Visiting professors are expected to contribute to the academic and intellectual life of the Centre, through participation in the various seminars, workshops and reading groups.
A conference on the theme “Cultural Diversity & Liberal Democracy: Models, Policies and Practice” will be held at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, in Toronto, on April 19-20, 2016. Confirmed keynote speakers include David Miller (Oxford) and Alan Patten (Princeton). A call for presentations is attached. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2015.
Please see below the fold for details. Queries should be directed to Kenneth McRoberts, the School’s Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscript Workshop Announcement: A. J. Julius, “Reconstruction”
The University of Toronto Centre for Ethics will be hosting a workshop on A. J. Julius’s manuscript “Reconstruction” on Friday, June 6, from 11 to 6. See below the fold for more details.
Maxims and MRIs:
Kantian Ethics and Empirical Psychology
A two-day workshop to be held at the University of Toronto, Centre for Ethics, Toronto, ON, Canada
May 9-10, 2014
My colleague Jonathan Weisberg has created an excellent free iPhone app. Among other things, the app allows you to run informal surveys, run intuition polls, etc. I was one of the beta testers and I can say that the interface is great and the thing works like a charm. During beta testing, for instance, I could learn what my peers thought about a difficult question in the metaphysics of dance: "Is Gangnam Style a Natural Kind". The answer field also introduced me to the trivalent logic which added to the traditional truth-values, the imporant tertium "Awesome". There were serious questions too, but, of course, I can't remember waht they were. The official literature is below the fold.
The Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto invites inquiries from scholars interested in spending time in residence at the Centre as Visiting Researchers. While such positions carry no financial support in the coming year, Visiting Researchers will be provided with office space, library privileges, and modest administrative support, and are warmly encouraged to participate and share their research in seminars and other Centre activities throughout the academic year.
We have posted the ad below for a senior ethics and political philosophy job at the University of Toronto in the JFP. Since we'll start looking at applications before the print version of the JFP is out, I wanted to call your attention to the ad, which I post below the fold. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.