Meet Our Speakers

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Prof. Arthur Ripstein

Professor of Law and Philosophy and University Professor at the University of Toronto

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Jennifer Heuther

 Toronto-based sommelier and wine consultant. First female master sommelier in Canada.

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Erick Muise

Songwriter, music producer, DJ, and artist 

Prof. Brendan Johns

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Prof. Christoph Simon

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Dr. Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen

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Dr. David Suarez

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PAST EVENTS

SENSING THE WORLD

Prof. Arthur Ripstein
Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta
Jennifer Huether
Erick Muise 

How do the senses reveal the world to us? In this session, a Kantian philosopher (Arthur Ripstein), a philosopher of neuroscience (Mazviita Chirimuuta), a Master Sommelier (Jennifer Huether), and a DJ (Erick Muise) compare their perspectives on how we explore the world through our senses.

KNOWLEDGE MACHINES

Prof. Chris Smeenk
Prof. Brendan Johns
Prof. Karina Vold

How do computers generate knowledge? In this session, a philosopher of simulation (Chris Smeenk), a philosopher of artificial intelligence (Karina Vold), and a cognitive scientist (Brendan Johns) discuss the process by which computes assist us in knowledge acquisition.

THE PHENOMENAL AND THE PHYSICAL

What is the role of conscious observers in basic physics? How does the physical world impact phenomenal experience? And how do our experiences affect our behaviour in the real world? In this session, a phenomenologist (David Suarez), a quantum physicist/neuroscientist (Christoph Simon), and a forensic psychologist (Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen) discuss these issues at the interface between physics, philosophy, and psychology.

Dr. David Suarez
Prof. Christoph Simon
Dr. Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen

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Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on neuroscience and perception

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Prof. Chris Smeenk 

Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UWO and the Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy

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Prof. Karina Vold

Assistant Professor at the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology in Toronto

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Prof. Brendan Johns

Assistant Professor of psychology at McGill University

Prof. Christoph Simon

Associate Physics at the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Dr. Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen

Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Forensic Science at the University of Toronto, Mississauga

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Dr. David Suarez

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto