Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

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

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