Philosophy News - General

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

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

Four new faculty positions

Published: September 29, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is conducting four faculty searches. We are inviting applications for three tenure-stream positions, two on the St. George campus and one at UTSC, and for one two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment at UTSC. On the St. George campus we are looking to fill one position in … Read More

PhD students launch Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast

Published: September 28, 2017

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Check out Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast, hosted by philosophy PhD candidates Jeremy Davis and Eric Mathison, and produced through U of T’s Centre for Ethics. It’s available on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes. Davis’ research focuses on normative ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, bioethics, and aesthetics, while Mathison’s work  is in the areas of ill-being and well-being, bioethics, desert, the … Read More

Robot-Resitant? Philosophy in the age of AI

Published: May 1, 2017

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“If self-made billionaire Mark Cuban was starting college right now, he’d choose philosophy as his major over accounting,” writes CNBC in a story about the merits of a philosophical education in an age when automation is increasingly taking over the workplace. The thinking is that jobs that require strong cognitive … Read More

Book on Arthur Ripstein’s Freedom and Force

Published: April 21, 2017

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U of T philosophy alumnus Sari Kisilevsky (PhD, 2008) and Martin J. Stone have just published a collection of essays, Freedom and Force: Essays on Kant’s Legal Philosophy, that engages with U of T Professor Arthur Ripstein’s book Freedom and Force: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy (Harvard UP, 2009). From the publisher: “This … Read More