Colloquium Lecture: Cheryl Misak (University of Toronto)


Friday, February 10, 2023, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Department of Philosophy Colloquia Lecture Series

Misak Lecture Flyer


Professor Cheryl Misak 

University of Toronto

Friday, February 10th 


Emerson Hall, Room 305



Please join us for Professor Cheryl Misak’s talk on February 10th from 3-5pm in Emerson Hall Room 305.

Lectures are one hour long and are followed by a question-and-answer session.

Colloquia lectures are free and open to the public



About the Speaker

From Professor Misak's website

Cheryl Misak is University Professor, Professor of Philosophy, and former Vice President and Provost at the University of Toronto.

She is the author of numerous papers and six books: Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein (OUP 2016); The American Pragmatists (OUP 2013); Truth, Politics, Morality: Pragmatism and Deliberation (Routledge 2000); Verificationism: Its History and Prospects (Routledge 1995) and Truth and the End of Inquiry: A Peircean Account of Truth (OUP 1991).

Her latest work is a biography of the great Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist, Frank Ramsey, who died in 1930 at the age of 26. It was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press, under the title Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers.

Her research spans American pragmatism, the history of analytic philosophy, moral and political philosophy, and philosophy of medicine.

She has been a Rhodes Scholar; a Humboldt Research Fellow; a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NYU; a Visiting Fellow at both St. John's College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge; and the recipient of a Humboldt Research Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Visitor at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.