Philosophy News - Faculty

Martin Pickavé talks emotions in medieval philosophy on Peter Adamson’s podcast

Published: December 4, 2017

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This past weekend. Professor and Canada Research Chair in Medieval Philosophy Martin Pickavé was interviewed by Peter Adamson, professor of philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London, on Adamson’s podcast, History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps. Incidentally, Prof. Adamson visited Toronto back in October of this year to present … 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

Jennifer Nagel elected Vice-President of APA’s Central Division

Published: November 29, 2017

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The department is proud to announce that our own Associate Professor Jennifer Nagel has recently been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the American Philosophical Association’s Central Division. As Vice-President (President-Elect), Prof. Nagel joins U of T alumnus (and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center at CUNY) Charles Mills, … Read More

Joe Heath on sci-fi novelist Iain M. Banks’ visions of technology and culture

Published: November 13, 2017

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What is the relationship between technology and culture? The sci-fi genre has endlessly grappled with this question. Now, Professor Joseph Heath, specialist in social and political philosophy, business ethics, moral philosophy, and distributive justice, has written an article in Sci Phi Journal on the science fiction writing of Scottish novelist … Read More

Out now: the 2016-2017 edition of Philosophy News

Published: October 10, 2017

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Our annual newsletter, Philosophy News (PDF), covers the activities, events, and accomplishments of the Department of Philosophy’s faculty, staff, and students over the most recent academic year. 2016-17 was a busy and fruitful year for our department as the study of philosophy continued to grow in breadth and popularity at the … Read More

Margaret Morrison delivers plenary lecture on experiment vs. simulation at #EPSA17

Published: September 6, 2017

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Professor Margaret Morrison, specialist in philosophy of science and history of physics, and winner of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017, is one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) conference taking place at the University of Exeter, UK, from September 6-9, 2017. Prof. Morrison delivered the … Read More

Joe Heath interviewed on CBC about free speech on campus

Published: August 25, 2017

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Our very own Professor Joseph Heath, whose specializations are in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, and distributive justice, was interviewed on the CBC’s The 180 with host Jim Brown about free speech on campus, particularly at institutions across North America. Prof. Heath discussed the concept of free speech, a topic that has been hotly debated … Read More

Interview with UTSC lecturer Alex Koo

Published: August 5, 2017

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Alex Koo is a lecturer at UTSC Philosophy. His research interest include the role of mathematics in scientific explanations. How did you get interested in philosophy? I took an intro course on a whim in my first year. It was such a different way of thinking from my mathematics courses that … Read More