Philosophy News

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

Dr. Dominic Alford-Duguid winner of 2016 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: May 2, 2017

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Winner of the 2016 David Savan Dissertation Prize, for best dissertation defended in the Department of Philosophy, is Dominic Alford-Duguid, for his work “Getting Properties in Mind,” supervised by Imogen Dickie and with external examiner Bill Brewer. The dissertation, writes Alford-Duguid, explores “how perception puts us in a position to think … Read More

Robot-Resitant? Philosophy in the age of AI

Published: May 1, 2017

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“If self-made billionaire Mark Cuban was starting college right now, he’d choose philosophy as his major over accounting,” writes CNBC in a story about the merits of a philosophical education in an age when automation is increasingly taking over the workplace. The thinking is that jobs that require strong cognitive … Read More

Parisa Moosavi wins 2017 Arts & Science Superior Teaching Award

Parisa Moosavi has been recognized for teaching excellence with a Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching award for 2017. Moosavi was recognized for her excellent work teaching Bioethics (PHL281HJF) this past summer. Her research interests are broad, ranging from epistemology and philosophy of science to ethics and metaethics. Read … Read More

Book on Arthur Ripstein’s Freedom and Force

Published: April 21, 2017

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U of T philosophy alumnus Sari Kisilevsky (PhD, 2008) and Martin J. Stone have just published a collection of essays, Freedom and Force: Essays on Kant’s Legal Philosophy, that engages with U of T Professor Arthur Ripstein’s book Freedom and Force: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy (Harvard UP, 2009). From the publisher: “This … Read More