Martin Pickavé renewed as Canada Research Chair in Medieval Philosophy

Published: May 8, 2018

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This year, U of T’s 275 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are the largest amount at one institution in the history of the program, and the most of any institution in Canada. We’re very proud that our departmental Chair, Professor Martin Pickavé, is one of this year’s renewed CRCs.

As Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medieval Philosophy, Professor Pickavé will continue pursuing his project on exploring the concept of free will from a historical perspective, aiming to understand the origins of the concept of freedom within medieval philosophy.

While most historical research on the notion of freedom focuses on single thinkers or particular groups, Professor Pickavé’s project aims to fill a gap in the existing literature by developing a systematic and comprehensive picture of debates within medieval philosophy on the notion of freedom and its relation to various kinds of agency.

Congratulations, Professor Pickavé!

You can read about some of the research being conducted by this year’s newly-named CRCs at U of T News.