Philosophy News

Photo Gallery: Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics featuring Tommie Shelby

Published: March 5, 2018

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On March 1, 2018, the department welcomed Tommie Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University for the 2018 Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics. Shelby’s research interests include Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and social theory. He spoke to … Read More

Morrison and Misak profiled in Universities Canada’s summary of 2017 award winners

Published: February 27, 2018

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Every year, Universities Canada publishes a round-up of researchers at Canadian universities who have won major international research awards. This year, philosophy professors Margaret Morrison and Cheryl Misak are two of the researchers profiled, each for their receipt of a Guggenheim Fellowship in the past year. These researchers “exemplify the creativity … Read More

The Aristotle Contest: a high school philosophy essay contest

Published: February 5, 2018

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We’re pleased to announce that we’re relaunching The Aristotle, our philosophy essay contest for high school students. We’ll be awarding cash prizes for the finest philosophical work by current Canadian high school students! If you’re a high school student, educator, parent, or community organizer interested in the contest, head over to … Read More

New volume on skepticism co-edited by U of T alumnus features faculty contributions

Published: February 2, 2018

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Our alumnus G. Anthony Bruno (PhD, 2013) recently joined Royal Holloway University of London as lecturer, and has now co-edited a new volume on skepticism with A. C. Rutherford titled Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries (Routledge). The book features a chapter by Prof. Bruno himself as well as U of T professors … Read More

U of T alum publishes new book on parental rights and responsibilities

Published: January 30, 2018

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Joseph Millum completed his PhD in our department in 2005 (his dissertation, The Adaptation of Morality, was supervised by Prof. Paul Thomson), and he is now a bioethicist for the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics and the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. Dr. … Read More

Philosophy students present work at ASSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Published: January 23, 2018

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Every year, the U of T Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) organizes the Undergraduate Research Conference, a full-day event which showcases the scholarly research of U of T’s best and brightest undergraduate students. The research projects presented come from a variety of multidisciplinary academic fields within the natural sciences, quantitative sciences, humanities, … Read More

In memoriam: Donald Evans (1927-2018)

Published: January 11, 2018

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by Greg Evans Prof. Donald Dwight Evans (1927-2018) was a gifted philosopher, educator, mystic humanist, social activist, spiritual counsellor and mentor. Born September 21, 1927 to Ira Dwight Evans and Jesse Milliken Evans in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario, he lived a rich life, full of diverse intellectual pursuits. … Read More

From epistemology to emotions and beyond: grant-funded research projects underway

Published: December 20, 2017

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Pictured: Jessica Wilson (L) and Jennifer Nagel (R). In summer of 2017, eight of our faculty members were 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 … Read More