Philosophy News - Alumni

UTM Philosophy alum wins award from the American Philosophical Association

Published: September 26, 2017

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Philosophy specialist Rima Basu (’15), currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California, has won an APA Sanders Graduate Student Award for her paper “Moral  Encroachment”. Rima’s research is at the intersection of ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of race. These annual prizes are awarded to the three best papers in mind, metaphysics, … Read More

Two Toronto alumni selected for Young Philosophers Lecture Series

Published: September 7, 2017

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On September 14th, the Prindle Institute and the DePauw University philosophy department will host the Young Philosophers Lecture Series, in which four “young philosophers” (defined as scholars who received their PhD in philosophy in the last 6 years) will present their work. This year, two of the four participants are alumni of the … Read More

Eran Tal (PhD, 2012) wins Popper Essay Prize

Published: December 10, 2016

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Congratulations to Eran Tal on having been awarded the 2016 Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize. The Prize is awarded annually for the best paper appearing in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He received the prize jointly with Elizabeth Irvine. For more information about Eran’s award-winning article see the British Journal … Read More

In memoriam: Jacqueline Brunning (1982-2016)

Published: October 31, 2016

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On 11 October 2016, the University of Toronto Mississauga lost a treasured friend and member of our family: Professor Jacqueline Brunning of the Department of Philosophy passed away at age 81. Jackie would dislike that I am writing this because she asked that no commemorations be held in her memory. But … Read More

In memoriam: Francis Sparshott (1926-2015)

Published: December 13, 2015

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Francis Sparshott, one of the Department’s most prominent scholars, died on August 24, 2015. An obituary (written by Mark Thornton) and a series of reflections about Francis (from his former students and colleagues) are below. In addition, the American Society for Aesthetics has posted an obituary of Francis Sparshott written by … Read More

Dr. Luke Roelofs wins the David Savan Dissertation Prize for 2014

Published: March 16, 2015

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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr. Luke Roelofs is the winner of this year’s David Savan Dissertation Prize. In a year of many fine candidates, Dr Roelofs’ thesis, “Combining minds: A defense of the possibility of Experiential Combination”, was judged to be the best.  As specified in … Read More