Philosophy News

Alumnus Charles Mills on pedagogy, white supremacy, and the future of philosophy

Published: May 16, 2018

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An alumnus of our department (PhD, 1985), Charles Mills is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He specializes in social and political  philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory around issues of class, race, and gender. His first book The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997) has … Read More

From our archives: Ronald De Sousa interviews Ian Hacking (1992)

Published: May 10, 2018

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In the winter 1992 edition of Philosophy News, Ronald De Sousa interviewed Ian Hacking (both are now Professors Emeriti in our department). Professor Hacking discusses his writing strategies and his philosophical influences, and even reveals that he threw his manuscript of a book about Foucault into the “dustbin”! Read the interview … Read More

Jennifer Nagel promoted to full professor

Published: April 26, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Jennifer Nagel has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective July 1. The promotion “couldn’t be more deserved,” says department Chair Martin Pickavé. Professor Nagel is not only an acclaimed scholar (her paper “Intuitions and Experiments: a Defense of the Case Method in … Read More

UTM Socrates Project students wrap up the academic year

Published: April 25, 2018

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The Socrates Project is a departmental initiative that allows exceptional senior undergraduate students to become teaching assistants for PHL101H5. The Project has been run on our St. George campus for some time now, and was recently launched at U of T’s Mississauga campus as well. In the Project, selected senior … Read More

PhD candidate Steve Coyne honoured with Dean’s Superior Teaching Award

Published: April 24, 2018

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The Superior Teaching Awards recognize some of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s most exceptional sessional lecturers and graduate student course instructors for their contributions to undergraduate education. David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, presented the  awards on April 19. Steven Coyne, PhD candidate in our department and Graduate … Read More

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