Philosophy News - St. George

Undergraduate philosophy journal now accepting submissions for 20th edition

Published: October 23, 2018

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Founded in 1998, Noēsis is our department’s journal of undergraduate philosophy, and they are now accepting submissions for their 20th edition. All undergraduate students from a Canadian university (or on exchange at a Canadian university) are invited to submit their best papers for publication. Submission guidelines and instructions can be found on the … Read More

Five faculty members awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

Published: September 28, 2018

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Five of our faculty members were recently announced as 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 established scholars are eligible to receive funding for research initiatives … Read More

Brian Cantwell Smith appointed Reid Hoffman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and the Human

Published: September 21, 2018

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Everyone is thinking about artificial intelligence lately—from U of T computer scientist Raquel Urtasun who recently joined Uber’s research team to the establishment of the Vector Institute, an elite Toronto-based applied research outfit, and even to our own philosopher Mark Kingwell, who has recently spoken on the ethics of AI. Now, another … Read More

Mark Kingwell named fellow of prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Published: September 12, 2018

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Congratulations are in order for Professor Mark Kingwell, who joins 10 other U of T scholars in being named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a prestigious body that recognizes outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. The honour is considered one of the country’s foremost scholarly accomplishments. Moreover, Professor … Read More

Lu-Vada Dunford awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Published: July 27, 2018

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On July 19, 2018, the list of recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was made public, and we’re delighted to announce that our very own PhD student Lu-Vada Dunford has been appointed a Vanier Scholar. Lu-Vada’s research is in ethics, political philosophy, and pragmatism, with a particular … Read More

Dr. Johanna Thoma wins 2017 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 16, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Johanna Thoma (PhD, 2017) has been selected as the winner of the 2017 David Savan Dissertation Prize for her dissertation Advice for the Steady: Decision Theory and the Requirements of Instrumental Rationality, supervised by Professor Sergio Tenenbaum. Dr. Thoma’s dissertation was also the recipient of a Governor … Read More