Philosophy News

Jennifer Nagel to give presidential address at the 2019 APA Central Division Meeting

Published: February 20, 2019

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Currently underway in Denver is the American Philosophical Association (APA) 2019 Central Division Meeting, and quite a few members of our department will be presenting. Michael Barkarsi will be speaking on “The Role of Visual Representations in Seeing,” Evan Westra on “Knowledge of Character: Reliable Trait Attribution and the Situationist … Read More

Douglas Campbell wins Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 20, 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Douglas Campbell has won the 2018 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for his outstanding work teaching PHL210Y1Y (F term) 17th and 18th Century Philosophy at the St. George campus, summer 2018. The committee was impressed with Campbell’s thoughtful course design, his energy and focus in the classroom, … Read More

Liang Zhou Koh Wins 2018 Martha Lile Love Essay Award

Published: December 10, 2018

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It is our pleasure to announce that Liang Zhou Koh is the winner of this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award, for his essay, “Rational Dispositions, the Brain-Scrambler, and Brains-in-Vats”. Liang Zhou’s essay discusses Timothy Williamson’s argument that a content-oriented conception of epistemic rationality and a disposition-oriented one are not equivalent, … Read More

UTM Philosophy Advisor Jane Medeiros wins tri-campus award for innovation

Published: November 27, 2018

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  UTM Philosophy is proud to announce that our Undergraduate Advisor, Jane Medeiros, has received an Excellence in Innovation Award from the President, Provost, and Vice-President for Human Resources and Equity of the University of Toronto.  The award recognizes her “outstanding contribution to the University and its strategic objectives”.  Jane played a … Read More

Undergraduate philosophy journal now accepting submissions for 20th edition

Published: October 23, 2018

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Founded in 1998, Noēsis is our department’s journal of undergraduate philosophy, and they are now accepting submissions for their 20th edition. All undergraduate students from a Canadian university (or on exchange at a Canadian university) are invited to submit their best papers for publication. Submission guidelines and instructions can be found on the … Read More

Alumnus Stephen Yablo interviewed in Oxford Review of Books

Published: October 10, 2018

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In a new interview with the Oxford Review of Books, philosopher Stephen Yablo (MIT), who completed his BSc in philosophy and mathematics at U of T in 1979 before receiving his PhD from UCLA in 1986, discusses the development of his philosophical career and ideas. In particular, Hans Herzberger, one of Yablo’s undergraduate … Read More

Five faculty members awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

Published: September 28, 2018

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Five of our faculty members were recently announced as recipients of the Social Sciences and Humanities Council’s Insight Grants, a program whose goal is to support research excellence in all subject areas of the humanities and social sciences. Both emerging and established scholars are eligible to receive funding for research initiatives … Read More