Philosophy News - UTSC

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

Two Toronto alumni selected for Young Philosophers Lecture Series

Published: September 7, 2017

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On September 14th, the Prindle Institute and the DePauw University philosophy department will host the Young Philosophers Lecture Series, in which four “young philosophers” (defined as scholars who received their PhD in philosophy in the last 6 years) will present their work. This year, two of the four participants are alumni of the … Read More

Interview with UTSC lecturer Alex Koo

Published: August 5, 2017

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Alex Koo is a lecturer at UTSC Philosophy. His research interest include the role of mathematics in scientific explanations. How did you get interested in philosophy? I took an intro course on a whim in my first year. It was such a different way of thinking from my mathematics courses that … Read More

Jessica Wilson President of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Published: December 4, 2016

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Congratulations to Professor Jessica Wilson on becoming president of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science, a great honour and recognition of her outstanding work. Professor Wilson’s research interests include general metaphysics, the metaphysics of science/mind, and various topics in epistemology, including skepticism, a priori deliberation and the epistemology of necessity. Professor Wilson … Read More

Interview with UTSC lecturer Jonathan Rick

Published: June 24, 2016

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UTSC lecturer Jonathan Rick‘s areas of specialization include moral, social, and political philosophy, and the history of these areas (particularly from the 18th century onward). How did you get interested in Philosophy? At my undergraduate university, every second-year student was required to take a course on the history of Western Philosophy … Read More

An interview with UTSC Lecturer Kenneth Boyd

Published: June 16, 2016

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Get to know UTSC Lecturer Kenneth Boyd, specialist in epistemology, pragmatism, and ethics. “What I want to bring to my class is a healthy skepticism.” How did you get interested in philosophy? I think I’ve always been interested in philosophy, at least in some sense, although I didn’t really know … Read More

Jessica Wright wins CPA Student Essay Prize

Published: June 10, 2016

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PhS student Jessica Wright, with her paper entitled “Disassociating Implicit Attitudes”, has won one of two first prizes awarded by Dialogue, the bilingual journal of the Canadian Philosophical Association. Up to three prizes are awarded each year to papers submitted by students for the Annual Congress of the CPA. Papers submitted … 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

UTSC Exam Review Sessions for Undergraduate Courses

Published: December 2, 2015

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The Association of Philosophy Students (APS) has kindly organized review sessions for some UTSC (Scarborough campus) undergraduate courses. These review sessions will be led by the instructor or one of the TAs appointed to the course. All registered students are welcome to attend — no sign-up required! 1. PHLB50H3: Symbolic … Read More