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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

What happens to philosophy majors after graduation?

Published: June 29, 2017

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The Washington Post recently featured an excellent article on the merits of studying philosophy, dispelling common myths about the discipline, and providing concrete examples of some of the many career trajectories available to graduates. “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: What next?” explores the critical thinking, cogent writing, and precise … 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

Developing Essential Skills through Philosophical Study

Published: February 24, 2016

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From a recent article in the Toronto Star: “Executives in 20 recent employer surveys said they look to hire people with so-called “soft” or “essential skills” — communicating, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork — “yet this is where they see students being deficient,” said Harvey Weingarten, president of Ontario’s higher education … Read More

2014 APA Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy

Published: January 7, 2015

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The Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy, originally published biennially until the early 2000s, was relaunched in 2012 as an annual online resource by the American Philosophical Association . The guide compiles data on both doctoral and master’s degree programs in philosophy at institutions throughout the US and Canada, offering … Read More

Philosophical Gourmet Report

Published: December 10, 2014

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Once again the Philosophical Gourmet Report is out, and once again the University of Toronto has risen in the standings. It is gratifying to see that Toronto’s overall rating puts us at the top of Canadian departments by a big margin, and tied for tenth spot internationally with very distinguished … Read More