Philosophy News

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

Shelley Weinberg (PhD, 2008) wins Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize

Published: December 11, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that one of our alumni, Shelley Weinberg (PhD, 2008) is the winner of this year’s Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize. Weinberg is currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois. Prof. Weinberg’s winning book, Consciousness in Locke, was published … Read More

Martin Pickavé talks emotions in medieval philosophy on Peter Adamson’s podcast

Published: December 4, 2017

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This past weekend. Professor and Canada Research Chair in Medieval Philosophy Martin Pickavé was interviewed by Peter Adamson, professor of philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London, on Adamson’s podcast, History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps. Incidentally, Prof. Adamson visited Toronto back in October of this year to present … Read More