Philosophy News - UTM

Jennifer Nagel to give presidential address at the 2019 APA Central Division Meeting

Published: February 20, 2019

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Currently underway in Denver is the American Philosophical Association (APA) 2019 Central Division Meeting, and quite a few scholars affiliated with our department will be presenting. Michael Barkarsi will be speaking on “The Role of Visual Representations in Seeing,” Evan Westra on “Knowledge of Character: Reliable Trait Attribution and the … Read More

UTM Philosophy Advisor Jane Medeiros wins tri-campus award for innovation

Published: November 27, 2018

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  UTM Philosophy is proud to announce that our Undergraduate Advisor, Jane Medeiros, has received an Excellence in Innovation Award from the President, Provost, and Vice-President for Human Resources and Equity of the University of Toronto.  The award recognizes her “outstanding contribution to the University and its strategic objectives”.  Jane played a … Read More

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

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

Jennifer Nagel promoted to full professor

Published: April 26, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Jennifer Nagel has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective July 1. The promotion “couldn’t be more deserved,” says department Chair Martin Pickavé. Professor Nagel is not only an acclaimed scholar (her paper “Intuitions and Experiments: a Defense of the Case Method in … Read More