Philosophy News - Alumni

Alumnus Stephen Yablo interviewed in Oxford Review of Books

Published: October 10, 2018

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In a new interview with the Oxford Review of Books, philosopher Stephen Yablo (MIT), who completed his BSc in philosophy and mathematics at U of T in 1979 before receiving his PhD from UCLA in 1986, discusses the development of his philosophical career and ideas. In particular, Hans Herzberger, one of Yablo’s undergraduate … Read More

Mark Kingwell named fellow of prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Published: September 12, 2018

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Congratulations are in order for Professor Mark Kingwell, who joins 10 other U of T scholars in being named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a prestigious body that recognizes outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. The honour is considered one of the country’s foremost scholarly accomplishments. Moreover, Professor … Read More

Dr. Johanna Thoma wins 2017 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 16, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Johanna Thoma (PhD, 2017) has been selected as the winner of the 2017 David Savan Dissertation Prize for her dissertation Advice for the Steady: Decision Theory and the Requirements of Instrumental Rationality, supervised by Professor Sergio Tenenbaum. Dr. Thoma’s dissertation was also the recipient of a Governor … Read More

Alumnus Charles Mills on pedagogy, white supremacy, and the future of philosophy

Published: May 16, 2018

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An alumnus of our department (PhD, 1985), Charles Mills is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He specializes in social and political  philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory around issues of class, race, and gender. His first book The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997) has … Read More

From our archives: Ronald De Sousa interviews Ian Hacking (1992)

Published: May 10, 2018

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In the winter 1992 edition of Philosophy News, Ronald De Sousa interviewed Ian Hacking (both are now Professors Emeriti in our department). Professor Hacking discusses his writing strategies and his philosophical influences, and even reveals that he threw his manuscript of a book about Foucault into the “dustbin”! Read the interview … Read More

Hot off the press: new issue of annual philosophy magazine out now

Published: April 10, 2018

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What started as a 4-page black-and-white newsletter in 1991 has now evolved into a full-colour, glossy, 30+ page annual philosophy magazine with compelling features and interviews from around our discipline’s community in Toronto and beyond. We’re very proud to present the latest issue of Philosophy News! We’ll be publishing individual articles … Read More

The Aristotle Contest: a high school philosophy essay contest

Published: February 5, 2018

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We’re pleased to announce that we’re relaunching The Aristotle, our philosophy essay contest for high school students. We’ll be awarding cash prizes for the finest philosophical work by current Canadian high school students! If you’re a high school student, educator, parent, or community organizer interested in the contest, head over to … Read More