Philosophy News - Alumni

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

New volume on skepticism co-edited by U of T alumnus features faculty contributions

Published: February 2, 2018

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Our alumnus G. Anthony Bruno (PhD, 2013) recently joined Royal Holloway University of London as lecturer, and has now co-edited a new volume on skepticism with A. C. Rutherford titled Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries (Routledge). The book features a chapter by Prof. Bruno himself as well as U of T professors … Read More

U of T alum publishes new book on parental rights and responsibilities

Published: January 30, 2018

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Joseph Millum completed his PhD in our department in 2005 (his dissertation, The Adaptation of Morality, was supervised by Prof. Paul Thomson), and he is now a bioethicist for the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics and the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. Dr. … Read More

In memoriam: Donald Evans (1927-2018)

Published: January 11, 2018

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by Greg Evans Prof. Donald Dwight Evans (1927-2018) was a gifted philosopher, educator, mystic humanist, social activist, spiritual counsellor and mentor. Born September 21, 1927 to Ira Dwight Evans and Jesse Milliken Evans in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario, he lived a rich life, full of diverse intellectual pursuits. … Read More

Shelley Weinberg (PhD, 2008) wins Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize

Published: December 11, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that one of our alumni, Shelley Weinberg (PhD, 2008) is the winner of this year’s Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize. Weinberg is currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois. Prof. Weinberg’s winning book, Consciousness in Locke, was published … Read More

Out now: the 2016-2017 edition of Philosophy News

Published: October 10, 2017

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Our annual newsletter, Philosophy News (PDF), covers the activities, events, and accomplishments of the Department of Philosophy’s faculty, staff, and students over the most recent academic year. 2016-17 was a busy and fruitful year for our department as the study of philosophy continued to grow in breadth and popularity at the … Read More