Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Donald C. Ainslie wins JHP Book Prize

Published: December 10, 2016

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Congratulations to Donald Ainslie! He has been awarded the 2016 Journal of the History of Philosophy prize for the best book in the history of philosophy published in 2015. He receives this award for his book Hume’s True Scepticism (Oxford University Press, 2015). This is a great honor and recognition for an … Read More

Eran Tal (PhD, 2012) wins Popper Essay Prize

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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

Jessica Wright wins CPA Student Essay Prize

Published: June 10, 2016

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PhS student Jessica Wright, with her paper entitled “Disassociating Implicit Attitudes”, has won one of two first prizes awarded by Dialogue, the bilingual journal of the Canadian Philosophical Association. Up to three prizes are awarded each year to papers submitted by students for the Annual Congress of the CPA. Papers submitted … Read More

Four Faculty Members Awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

Published: May 3, 2016

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Congratulations to Karolina Hübner (pictured), Peter King, Martin Pickavé, and Andrew Sepielli on their success in the past round of the Insight grant competition of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The topics of the funded projects range from “Spinoza on Being” (Hübner) and “Moral Uncertainty … Read More

Brian Embry, PhD wins 2015 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: April 5, 2016

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Congratulations to Brian Embry on winning this year’s David Savan Dissertation Prize. In a field of very strong candidates, Brian’s thesis, Truth and Truth-making in 17th-Century Scholasticism, (abstract available here) stood out as best exemplifying the virtues of “originality, rigour and good writing,” the criteria of the prize.  The Savan Prize … Read More