Philosophy News

Joe Heath on sci-fi novelist Iain M. Banks’ visions of technology and culture

Published: November 13, 2017

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What is the relationship between technology and culture? The sci-fi genre has endlessly grappled with this question. Now, Professor Joseph Heath, specialist in social and political philosophy, business ethics, moral philosophy, and distributive justice, has written an article in Sci Phi Journal on the science fiction writing of Scottish novelist … Read More

Ariel Melamedoff wins 2017 Martha Lile Love Essay Award

Published: November 2, 2017

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Ariel Melamedoff is the the winner of this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award. His paper, “Atomistic Time and Simultaneous Causation in Hume’s Treatise”, examines Hume’s claim that the possibility of simultaneous causation would entail the “utter annihilation of time.” The paper engages at a very high level with Hume scholarship … Read More

CFP: 18th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Published: October 26, 2017

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The 18th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference, PsyPhi: Philosophy meets Psychology, invites submissions from graduate students working in all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes. Submissions are due by January 31, 2018. Authors will be notified of decisions on or before March 1st, 2018. View the Graduate Conference CFP … Read More

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

PhD students launch Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast

Published: September 28, 2017

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Check out Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast, hosted by philosophy PhD candidates Jeremy Davis and Eric Mathison, and produced through U of T’s Centre for Ethics. It’s available on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes. Davis’ research focuses on normative ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, bioethics, and aesthetics, while Mathison’s work  is in the areas of ill-being and well-being, bioethics, desert, the … Read More

UTM Philosophy alum wins award from the American Philosophical Association

Published: September 26, 2017

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Philosophy specialist Rima Basu (’15), currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California, has won an APA Sanders Graduate Student Award for her paper “Moral  Encroachment”. Rima’s research is at the intersection of ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of race. These annual prizes are awarded to the three best papers in mind, metaphysics, … Read More