Upcoming Events @ C4E: Info & Registration

  • Fri, Feb 3, 2023
    Reading Series
    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

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    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    Organized by Professor John Paul Ricco (Comparative Literature, Art History, Visual Studies)

    Graduate Students, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Advanced Undergraduates are invited to join this Reading Group, where we will discuss some of the top books recently published on the topic of sex and ethics.

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    Reading group dates:

    • February 3, 2023: Katherine Angel, Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent (2021)
    • March 3, 2023: Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (2021)
    • April 14, 2023: Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, The Hatred of Sex (2021)
    • May 5, 2023: Jean-Luc Nancy, Sexistence (2021)
    • June 2, 2023: Avgi Saketopoulou, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (February 2023)

    Participants are asked to acquire their own copies of the books. The Hatred of Sex and Sexistence are available online through the University of Toronto library catalogue. The other books will be put on hold at Robarts. If you need help finding a copy of any book, please contact Lauren Bialystok at lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca.

    No RSVP required, but if you plan to participate for the term, it would help to let us know in advance. Please contact ethics@utoronto.ca.

    ► For more information, please contact ethics@utoronto.ca

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023

    Lisa McKeown, Acknowledging Passionate Utterances

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    Acknowledging Passionate Utterances

    In the #MeToo movement, we see a spectrum of perpetrators: on the one hand, we have those who knowingly violate their victims (think Weinstein or Cosby). On the other hand, we have those who transgress without realizing (think Aziz Ansari). The latter case often happens because the transgressors do not realize their partner is trying to refuse them. But how is this possible? Lisa McKeown uses Stanley Cavell’s notion of “passionate utterances” to respond to Rae Langton’s theory that pornography implies women’s refusals shouldn’t be taken seriously. She argues that acknowledgement is a practical, emotional skill necessary for conversational ethics and understanding systematic, gendered miscommunication.

    ► this event is hybrid. Join in person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200) or online at the link below:

    https://youtu.be/v5K1qB7x_kM

     

    Lisa McKeown
    Sheridan College (PhD, The New School)

     

    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Tue, Feb 7, 2023

    Brian Baigrie, Public Trust as a Substantive Value for Public Health Ethics

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    Public Trust as a Substantive Value for Public Health Ethics

    There is a growing consensus among academics and commentators that public trust in science and scientists is at a low ebb across a range of issues of public concern, from the contribution of human activity to climate change, to the safety of vaccines, and the effectiveness of public health interventions during the recent (and ongoing) Covid-19 pandemic. This talk will focus on the perceived erosion of trust in public health, which is deeply concerning given that support for public health interventions is essential (at least in a democracy) for the achievement of public health goals.  To this end, this talk will outline a conceptual model of public trust that is fit for the narrowly focused goals of public health and distinct from and other forms of trust (e.g., social trust, institutional trust, generalized inter-personal trust) that are often conflated with public trust, and (b) mount an argument for positioning public trust as a substantive value for public health ethics.

    ► this event is in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

     

    Brian Baigrie
    Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (University of Toronto)

     

    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Feb 8, 2023
    Ethics at Noon
    Emily McWilliams, Intellectual Humility in Joint Inquiry (Ethics@Noon-ish)

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    Intellectual Humility in Joint Inquiry

    ► this event is in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

     

    Emily McWilliams
    Faculty Fellow
    Duke Kunshan University

     

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Mon, Feb 13, 2023

    Nikolas Kompridis, The Recovery of the Human: Cavell, Skepticism, Romanticism

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    The Recovery of the Human: Cavell, Skepticism, Romanticism

    Stanley Cavell’s portrayal of skepticism is unlike any other in philosophy. By attaching skepticism to larger questions about what it is to be human (and inhuman), Cavell tells a story about skepticism’s inhabitation of our philosophical and non-philosophical lives that not only departs dramatically from the skepticism literature; it risks departing from philosophy altogether. To tell his heterodox story about skepticism, Cavell required conceptual and expressive resources that philosophy by itself could not provide. And he came upon these resources unexpectedly as “outbreaks of romantic texts” in the final part of him magnum opus, The Claim of Reason. In this paper, I will show how Cavell’s persistent (if not always consistent) engagement with the “interplay between skepticism and romanticism” culminated in very novel as well as very timely views of our relation to others, both human and non-human, coinciding with an uncomfortably intimate relation to philosophy’s “other” – literature.

    ► this event is in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

     

    Nikolas Kompridis                                                      Center for Humanities and Social Change, Humboldt University, Berlin                                                           Visiting Scholar, Centre for Ethics

     

    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Feb 15, 2023
    Reading Series
    Epistemic Injustice in Academia and Education Reading Group

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    Epistemic Injustice in Academia and Education Reading Group

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    ► For more information, please contact Bowen Chan, C4E Doctoral Fellow, at bowench.chan@mail.utoronto.ca

    Reading group dates:

    • October 26, 2022
    • November 9, 2022
    • November 23, 2022
    • January 18, 2023
    • February 1, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • March 8, 2023
    • March 22, 2023

     

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Mar 1, 2023
    Ethics at Noon
    Megan Pfiffer, The Rule of Law and the Climate Emergency (Ethics@Noon-ish)

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    The Rule of Law and the Climate Emergency

    ► this event is in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

     

    Megan Pfiffer
    Doctoral Fellow                                                                  Centre for Ethics
    University of Toronto

     

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Fri, Mar 3, 2023
    Reading Series
    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    ► To stay informed about other upcoming events at the Centre for Ethics, opportunities, and more, please sign up for our newsletter.

    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    Organized by Professor John Paul Ricco (Comparative Literature, Art History, Visual Studies)

    Graduate Students, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Advanced Undergraduates are invited to join this Reading Group, where we will discuss some of the top books recently published on the topic of sex and ethics.

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    Reading group dates:

    • February 3, 2023: Katherine Angel, Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent (2021)
    • March 3, 2023: Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (2021)
    • April 14, 2023: Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, The Hatred of Sex (2021)
    • May 5, 2023: Jean-Luc Nancy, Sexistence (2021)
    • June 2, 2023: Avgi Saketopoulou, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (February 2023)

    Participants are asked to acquire their own copies of the books. The Hatred of Sex and Sexistence are available online through the University of Toronto library catalogue. The other books will be put on hold at Robarts. If you need help finding a copy of any book, please contact Lauren Bialystok at lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca.

    No RSVP required, but if you plan to participate for the term, it would help to let us know in advance. Please contact ethics@utoronto.ca.

    ► For more information, please contact ethics@utoronto.ca

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Mar 8, 2023
    Reading Series
    Epistemic Injustice in Academia and Education Reading Group

    ► To stay informed about other upcoming events at the Centre for Ethics, opportunities, and more, please sign up for our newsletter.

    Epistemic Injustice in Academia and Education Reading Group

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    ► For more information, please contact Bowen Chan, C4E Doctoral Fellow, at bowench.chan@mail.utoronto.ca

    Reading group dates:

    • October 26, 2022
    • November 9, 2022
    • November 23, 2022
    • January 18, 2023
    • February 1, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • March 8, 2023
    • March 22, 2023

     

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Mar 22, 2023
    Reading Series
    Epistemic Injustice in Academia and Education Reading Group

    ► To stay informed about other upcoming events at the Centre for Ethics, opportunities, and more, please sign up for our newsletter.

    Epistemic Injustice in Academia and Education Reading Group

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    ► For more information, please contact Bowen Chan, C4E Doctoral Fellow, at bowench.chan@mail.utoronto.ca

    Reading group dates:

    • October 26, 2022
    • November 9, 2022
    • November 23, 2022
    • January 18, 2023
    • February 1, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • March 8, 2023
    • March 22, 2023

     

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Fri, Apr 14, 2023
    Reading Series
    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    ► To stay informed about other upcoming events at the Centre for Ethics, opportunities, and more, please sign up for our newsletter.

    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    Organized by Professor John Paul Ricco (Comparative Literature, Art History, Visual Studies)

    Graduate Students, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Advanced Undergraduates are invited to join this Reading Group, where we will discuss some of the top books recently published on the topic of sex and ethics.

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    Reading group dates:

    • February 3, 2023: Katherine Angel, Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent (2021)
    • March 3, 2023: Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (2021)
    • April 14, 2023: Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, The Hatred of Sex (2021)
    • May 5, 2023: Jean-Luc Nancy, Sexistence (2021)
    • June 2, 2023: Avgi Saketopoulou, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (February 2023)

    Participants are asked to acquire their own copies of the books. The Hatred of Sex and Sexistence are available online through the University of Toronto library catalogue. The other books will be put on hold at Robarts. If you need help finding a copy of any book, please contact Lauren Bialystok at lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca.

    No RSVP required, but if you plan to participate for the term, it would help to let us know in advance. Please contact ethics@utoronto.ca.

    ► For more information, please contact ethics@utoronto.ca

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Fri, May 5, 2023
    Reading Series
    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    ► To stay informed about other upcoming events at the Centre for Ethics, opportunities, and more, please sign up for our newsletter.

    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    Organized by Professor John Paul Ricco (Comparative Literature, Art History, Visual Studies)

    Graduate Students, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Advanced Undergraduates are invited to join this Reading Group, where we will discuss some of the top books recently published on the topic of sex and ethics.

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    Reading group dates:

    • February 3, 2023: Katherine Angel, Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent (2021)
    • March 3, 2023: Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (2021)
    • April 14, 2023: Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, The Hatred of Sex (2021)
    • May 5, 2023: Jean-Luc Nancy, Sexistence (2021)
    • June 2, 2023: Avgi Saketopoulou, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (February 2023)

    Participants are asked to acquire their own copies of the books. The Hatred of Sex and Sexistence are available online through the University of Toronto library catalogue. The other books will be put on hold at Robarts. If you need help finding a copy of any book, please contact Lauren Bialystok at lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca.

    No RSVP required, but if you plan to participate for the term, it would help to let us know in advance. Please contact ethics@utoronto.ca.

    ► For more information, please contact ethics@utoronto.ca

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Fri, Jun 2, 2023
    Reading Series
    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    ► To stay informed about other upcoming events at the Centre for Ethics, opportunities, and more, please sign up for our newsletter.

    New Books in Sex and Ethics Reading Group

    Organized by Professor John Paul Ricco (Comparative Literature, Art History, Visual Studies)

    Graduate Students, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Advanced Undergraduates are invited to join this Reading Group, where we will discuss some of the top books recently published on the topic of sex and ethics.

    ► The reading group will be held in-person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200)

    Reading group dates:

    • February 3, 2023: Katherine Angel, Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent (2021)
    • March 3, 2023: Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (2021)
    • April 14, 2023: Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, The Hatred of Sex (2021)
    • May 5, 2023: Jean-Luc Nancy, Sexistence (2021)
    • June 2, 2023: Avgi Saketopoulou, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (February 2023)

    Participants are asked to acquire their own copies of the books. The Hatred of Sex and Sexistence are available online through the University of Toronto library catalogue. The other books will be put on hold at Robarts. If you need help finding a copy of any book, please contact Lauren Bialystok at lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca.

    No RSVP required, but if you plan to participate for the term, it would help to let us know in advance. Please contact ethics@utoronto.ca.

    ► For more information, please contact ethics@utoronto.ca

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

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