Philosophy News - UTSC

APS Mix & Mingle — September 30, 5-7pm.

Published: September 24, 2015

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Welcome back UTSC Students! Are you taking a Philosophy course this Semester? Come to our Social (Meet and Greet) on Wednesday September 30th in PO102 – Philosophy Lounge. It will be a great chance for you to get to know some of your professors as well as other students interested … Read More

Jessica Wilson awarded Phi Beta Kappa Society prize

Published: March 6, 2014

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Congratulations to Jessica Wilson! The Phi Beta Kappa Society in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association has awarded her the Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution. As an honouree, Professor Wilson will present a joint symposium with this year’s other honouree, Jonathan Schaffer, … Read More

Wilson Receives Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution!

Published: March 3, 2014

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Dear Colleagues, Students, and friends of the department, It is my pleasure to announce that the Phi Beta Kappa Society in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association has awarded the Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution to Jessica Wilson, Department of Philosophy, UTSC. … Read More

Mark Schranz wins 2013 TATP Excellence Award

Published: June 23, 2013

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Congratulations to Mark Schranz!! Mark is one of four (4) University of Toronto graduate students to have been awarded the 2013 TATP Teaching Excellence Award;  Mark was selected out of a field of 182 teaching assistants, through 462 student and 62 faculty nominations. Recipients of this award will receive a … Read More

Professors Benj Hellie and Jessica Wilson at Arche

Published: May 22, 2013

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Profs. Benj Hellie and Jessica Wilson spent May and June at the Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology (Arché) at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Wilson presented her paper “No Work for a Theory of Grounding”; Hellie presented “Self-spectaturship and self-givenness”.

First year enhancement program: “Bring Reason to Life”

Published: April 22, 2013

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The UTSC (Scarborough campus) Department of Philosophy’s first year enhancement program, “Bring Reason to Life” was brought to life in Julia Nefky’s PHLA11 course. It featured an in-class debate between Prof. Andrew Seppielli and Prof. Russ Shafer-Landau (Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison), followed by a luncheon in the philosophy department … Read More

Ronald de Sousa at TEDx UTSC

Published: March 22, 2013

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In February, Professor Emeritus Ronald de Sousa gave a presentation at the TEDx conference held at UTSC. His presentation was intriguingly entitled “Against Nature”. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

Interview with UTSC Professor Jessica Wilson

Published: January 5, 2013

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UTSC Professor Jessica Wilson‘s research is primarily in general metaphysics, metaphysics of science and mind,  and epistemology. Get to know her in this brief Q&A! How did you get interested in philosophy? In a sense I was always interested in philosophy, but it took me quite a while to figure … Read More

Interview with UTSC Professor William Seager

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UTSC Professor William Seager‘s research has been mostly in the philosophy of mind. He has published many articles in that area and two books, Metaphysics of Consciousness (1989) and Theories of Consciousness (1999). Get to know Prof. Seager in this brief Q&A! How did you get interested in philosophy? I stumbled into an introductory … Read More

Interview with UTSC Professor Philip Kremer

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UTSC Professor Philip Kremer research interests lie in logic and philosophy of language. Learn more about him in this Q&A! How did you get interested in philosophy? My interest in philosophy came from two directions. First, I had persistent questions that led me to take courses related to philosophy and … Read More