Philosophy News

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

Charles Dalrymple-Fraser receives Vanier Scholarship

Published: September 13, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that PhD candidate Charles Dalrymple-Fraser is the recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship receive $50,000 annually, for up to three years, to support their doctoral research; they are selected based on their leadership skills and high … Read More

Two Toronto alumni selected for Young Philosophers Lecture Series

Published: September 7, 2017

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On September 14th, the Prindle Institute and the DePauw University philosophy department will host the Young Philosophers Lecture Series, in which four “young philosophers” (defined as scholars who received their PhD in philosophy in the last 6 years) will present their work. This year, two of the four participants are alumni of the … Read More

Margaret Morrison delivers plenary lecture on experiment vs. simulation at #EPSA17

Published: September 6, 2017

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Professor Margaret Morrison, specialist in philosophy of science and history of physics, and winner of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017, is one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) conference taking place at the University of Exeter, UK, from September 6-9, 2017. Prof. Morrison delivered the … Read More

Joe Heath interviewed on CBC about free speech on campus

Published: August 25, 2017

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Our very own Professor Joseph Heath, whose specializations are in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, and distributive justice, was interviewed on the CBC’s The 180 with host Jim Brown about free speech on campus, particularly at institutions across North America. Prof. Heath discussed the concept of free speech, a topic that has been hotly debated … Read More

Interview with UTSC lecturer Alex Koo

Published: August 5, 2017

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Alex Koo is a lecturer at UTSC Philosophy. His research interest include the role of mathematics in scientific explanations. How did you get interested in philosophy? I took an intro course on a whim in my first year. It was such a different way of thinking from my mathematics courses that … Read More

What happens to philosophy majors after graduation?

Published: June 29, 2017

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The Washington Post recently featured an excellent article on the merits of studying philosophy, dispelling common myths about the discipline, and providing concrete examples of some of the many career trajectories available to graduates. “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: What next?” explores the critical thinking, cogent writing, and precise … Read More