Philosophy News - Alumni

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