Philosophy News - UTSC

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

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