Philosophy News - UTSC

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

Interview with UTSC Associate Professor Karolina Hübner

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UTSC Associate Professor Karolina Hübner‘s research interests are in the history of metaphysics and philosophy of mind, with particular focus on early modern philosophy, Jewish philosophy, philosophy of religion, and Spinoza. Get to know more about her in this Q&A! How did you get interested in philosophy? I got interested in … Read More

Interview with UTSC Professor Benj Hellie

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Benj Hellie’s research interests include philosophy of mind (consciousness, rationality, intentionality, perception, action, personal identity, interpretation, physicalism); epistemology and philosophical semantics (traditional and formal); and the history of analytical philosophy. Get to know him in this Q&A! How did you get interested in philosophy? From early days I have been … Read More

Interview with Sonia Sedivy

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Sonia Sedivy is Associate Professor and Chair in UTSC Philosophy. Her primary teaching and research interests lie in the philosophy of mind (particularly philosophy of perception) and in the philosophy of art and the later work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. How did you get interested in philosophy? I became interested in philosophy while … Read More

Sixth UTSC Undergraduate Conference a success

Published: April 2, 2012

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The sixth annual UTSC undergraduate conference was held on March 9, 2013 and was a great success. The keynote speaker was Professor Angelika Kratzer from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The undergraduate speakers were Osasha Fertal (Agnes Scott College), Antoine Jean-Bressani (McGill University), Janet Kwon (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Benny … Read More