Philosophy News - General

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

Philosophy students present work at ASSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Published: January 23, 2018

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Every year, the U of T Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) organizes the Undergraduate Research Conference, a full-day event which showcases the scholarly research of U of T’s best and brightest undergraduate students. The research projects presented come from a variety of multidisciplinary academic fields within the natural sciences, quantitative sciences, humanities, … Read More

From epistemology to emotions and beyond: grant-funded research projects underway

Published: December 20, 2017

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Pictured: Jessica Wilson (L) and Jennifer Nagel (R). In summer of 2017, eight of our faculty members were recipients of the Social Sciences and Humanities Council’s Insight Grants, a program whose goal is to support research excellence in all subject areas of the humanities and social sciences. Both emerging and … Read More

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 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

Benjamin Wald wins 2017 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: November 28, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that the winner of the Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for 2017 is Benjamin Wald, for his excellent course design and pedagogical approach in teaching PHLC93H3Y: Topics in Political Philosophy in the summer 2017 semester at UTSC. Wald chose the timely topic of political … 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