Philosophy News - Faculty

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

Jessica Wilson President of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Published: December 4, 2016

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Congratulations to Professor Jessica Wilson on becoming president of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science, a great honour and recognition of her outstanding work. Professor Wilson’s research interests include general metaphysics, the metaphysics of science/mind, and various topics in epistemology, including skepticism, a priori deliberation and the epistemology of necessity. Professor Wilson … Read More

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

Prof. Emeritus Joseph Boyle (1942 – 2016)

Published: September 27, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our colleague and friend Prof. Emeritus Joseph Boyle. Joe’s research interests were moral philosophy, ethical theory and applied ethics, natural law, Thomistic ethics and bioethics;  in recent years he taught the graduate class in bioethics. Joe served the Philosophy Department as … Read More

Interview with UTSC lecturer Jonathan Rick

Published: June 24, 2016

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UTSC lecturer Jonathan Rick‘s areas of specialization include moral, social, and political philosophy, and the history of these areas (particularly from the 18th century onward). How did you get interested in Philosophy? At my undergraduate university, every second-year student was required to take a course on the history of Western Philosophy … Read More

An interview with UTSC Lecturer Kenneth Boyd

Published: June 16, 2016

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Get to know UTSC Lecturer Kenneth Boyd, specialist in epistemology, pragmatism, and ethics. “What I want to bring to my class is a healthy skepticism.” How did you get interested in philosophy? I think I’ve always been interested in philosophy, at least in some sense, although I didn’t really know … 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

Arthur Ripstein New University Professor

Published: June 2, 2016

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Congratulations to Arthur Ripstein on his promotion to the rank of University Professor. University Professor is the highest professorial rank at the University of Toronto and it is usually reserved to less than two per cent of the tenured faculty. This is a great honour for Arthur and the two disciplines represented … Read More