Philosophy News - UTM

Creativity, ambition, and great philosophy on display at Undergraduate Research Conference

Published: April 19, 2018

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Every year, we mount a Philosophy Research Conference for undergraduate students to showcase their best work. This year’s conference featured 14 impressive student talks, as well as a keynote presentation by Professor Samantha Brennan of the University of Guelph. The conference was also the occasion for the launch of the 19th edition of Noēsis, our … Read More

Hot off the press: new issue of annual philosophy magazine out now

Published: April 10, 2018

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What started as a 4-page black-and-white newsletter in 1991 has now evolved into a full-colour, glossy, 30+ page annual philosophy magazine with compelling features and interviews from around our discipline’s community in Toronto and beyond. We’re very proud to present the latest issue of Philosophy News! We’ll be publishing individual articles … Read More

Photo Gallery: Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics featuring Tommie Shelby

Published: March 5, 2018

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On March 1, 2018, the department welcomed Tommie Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University for the 2018 Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics. Shelby’s research interests include Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and social theory. He spoke to … Read More

The Aristotle Contest: a high school philosophy essay contest

Published: February 5, 2018

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We’re pleased to announce that we’re relaunching The Aristotle, our philosophy essay contest for high school students. We’ll be awarding cash prizes for the finest philosophical work by current Canadian high school students! If you’re a high school student, educator, parent, or community organizer interested in the contest, head over to … 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

Jennifer Nagel and Joe Heath awarded JHI Fellowships

Published: November 30, 2017

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Associate Professor Jennifer Nagel (UTM) and Professor Joseph Heath (St. George) have each been awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship for 2018-19. Each year, these fellowships are awarded under a research theme; the theme for this year is “Reading Faces – Reading Minds”, and focuses on what it means to read a … 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

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

UTM Philosophy alum wins award from the American Philosophical Association

Published: September 26, 2017

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Philosophy specialist Rima Basu (’15), currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California, has won an APA Sanders Graduate Student Award for her paper “Moral  Encroachment”. Rima’s research is at the intersection of ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of race. These annual prizes are awarded to the three best papers in mind, metaphysics, … Read More