The Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto has organized a virtual symposium on slavery in early modern philosophy. Speakers include Julia Jorati (UMass-Amherst), Hasana Sharp (McGill), Aaron Garrett (Boston), and Dalitso Ruwe (ENN Postdoc at Guelph). Slavery as an institution has existed in a wide variety of forms. With the transatlantic slave trade, however, the early modern period saw the start of a particularly extensive and brutal form of slavery. During this period, many thinkers – some Black, some white; some canonical philosophers, some less well known – wrote about slavery, but their thoughts on the issue have so far received little scholarly attention. Various historians of philosophy have recently begun to break this significant silence. This symposium aims to contribute to this effort by bringing together some of these scholars for an exchange of ideas. For more information and to register, please go to the event webpage.