Philosophy News - General

Alumnus Charles Mills on pedagogy, white supremacy, and the future of philosophy

Published: May 16, 2018

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An alumnus of our department (PhD, 1985), Charles Mills is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He specializes in social and political  philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory around issues of class, race, and gender. His first book The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997) has … Read More

From our archives: Ronald De Sousa interviews Ian Hacking (1992)

Published: May 10, 2018

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In the winter 1992 edition of Philosophy News, Ronald De Sousa interviewed Ian Hacking (both are now Professors Emeriti in our department). Professor Hacking discusses his writing strategies and his philosophical influences, and even reveals that he threw his manuscript of a book about Foucault into the “dustbin”! Read the interview … Read More

PhD candidate Steve Coyne honoured with Dean’s Superior Teaching Award

Published: April 24, 2018

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The Superior Teaching Awards recognize some of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s most exceptional sessional lecturers and graduate student course instructors for their contributions to undergraduate education. David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, presented the  awards on April 19. Steven Coyne, PhD candidate in our department and Graduate … Read More

Creativity, ambition, and great philosophy on display at Undergraduate Research Conference

Published: April 19, 2018

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Every year, we mount a Philosophy Research Conference for undergraduate students to showcase their best work. This year’s conference featured 14 impressive student talks, as well as a keynote presentation by Professor Samantha Brennan of the University of Guelph. The conference was also the occasion for the launch of the 19th edition of Noēsis, our … Read More

Hot off the press: new issue of annual philosophy magazine out now

Published: April 10, 2018

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What started as a 4-page black-and-white newsletter in 1991 has now evolved into a full-colour, glossy, 30+ page annual philosophy magazine with compelling features and interviews from around our discipline’s community in Toronto and beyond. We’re very proud to present the latest issue of Philosophy News! We’ll be publishing individual articles … Read More

Photo Gallery: Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics featuring Tommie Shelby

Published: March 5, 2018

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On March 1, 2018, the department welcomed Tommie Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University for the 2018 Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics. Shelby’s research interests include Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and social theory. He spoke to … Read More

The Aristotle Contest: a high school philosophy essay contest

Published: February 5, 2018

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We’re pleased to announce that we’re relaunching The Aristotle, our philosophy essay contest for high school students. We’ll be awarding cash prizes for the finest philosophical work by current Canadian high school students! If you’re a high school student, educator, parent, or community organizer interested in the contest, head over to … Read More

New volume on skepticism co-edited by U of T alumnus features faculty contributions

Published: February 2, 2018

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Our alumnus G. Anthony Bruno (PhD, 2013) recently joined Royal Holloway University of London as lecturer, and has now co-edited a new volume on skepticism with A. C. Rutherford titled Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries (Routledge). The book features a chapter by Prof. Bruno himself as well as U of T professors … Read More

U of T alum publishes new book on parental rights and responsibilities

Published: January 30, 2018

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Joseph Millum completed his PhD in our department in 2005 (his dissertation, The Adaptation of Morality, was supervised by Prof. Paul Thomson), and he is now a bioethicist for the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics and the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. Dr. … Read More