Philosophy News

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

Brian Cantwell Smith appointed Reid Hoffman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and the Human

Published: September 21, 2018

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Everyone is thinking about artificial intelligence lately—from U of T computer scientist Raquel Urtasun who recently joined Uber’s research team to the establishment of the Vector Institute, an elite Toronto-based applied research outfit, and even to our own philosopher Mark Kingwell, who has recently spoken on the ethics of AI. Now, another … Read More

Mark Kingwell named fellow of prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Published: September 12, 2018

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Congratulations are in order for Professor Mark Kingwell, who joins 10 other U of T scholars in being named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a prestigious body that recognizes outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. The honour is considered one of the country’s foremost scholarly accomplishments. Moreover, Professor … Read More