Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

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

Jennifer Nagel and Joe Heath awarded JHI Fellowships

Published: November 30, 2017

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Associate Professor Jennifer Nagel (UTM) and Professor Joseph Heath (St. George) have each been awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship for 2018-19. Each year, these fellowships are awarded under a research theme; the theme for this year is “Reading Faces – Reading Minds”, and focuses on what it means to read a … Read More

Benjamin Wald wins 2017 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: November 28, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that the winner of the Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for 2017 is Benjamin Wald, for his excellent course design and pedagogical approach in teaching PHLC93H3Y: Topics in Political Philosophy in the summer 2017 semester at UTSC. Wald chose the timely topic of political … Read More

Ariel Melamedoff wins 2017 Martha Lile Love Essay Award

Published: November 2, 2017

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Ariel Melamedoff is the the winner of this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award. His paper, “Atomistic Time and Simultaneous Causation in Hume’s Treatise”, examines Hume’s claim that the possibility of simultaneous causation would entail the “utter annihilation of time.” The paper engages at a very high level with Hume scholarship … Read More

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

Charles Dalrymple-Fraser receives Vanier Scholarship

Published: September 13, 2017

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Charles is a PhD candidate in the Collaborative Program in Bioethics through the Joint Centre for Bioethics in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that PhD candidate Charles Dalrymple-Fraser is the recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship … Read More

Dr. Dominic Alford-Duguid winner of 2016 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: May 2, 2017

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Winner of the 2016 David Savan Dissertation Prize, for best dissertation defended in the Department of Philosophy, is Dominic Alford-Duguid, for his work “Getting Properties in Mind,” supervised by Imogen Dickie and with external examiner Bill Brewer. The dissertation, writes Alford-Duguid, explores “how perception puts us in a position to think … Read More

Parisa Moosavi wins 2017 Arts & Science Superior Teaching Award

Published: May 1, 2017

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Parisa Moosavi has been recognized for teaching excellence with a Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching award for 2017. Moosavi was recognized for her excellent work teaching Bioethics (PHL281HJF) this past summer. Her research interests are broad, ranging from epistemology and philosophy of science to ethics and metaethics. Read … Read More