Philosophy News

Jessica Wilson President of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Published: December 4, 2016

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Congratulations to Professor Jessica Wilson on becoming president of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science, a great honour and recognition of her outstanding work. Professor Wilson’s research interests include general metaphysics, the metaphysics of science/mind, and various topics in epistemology, including skepticism, a priori deliberation and the epistemology of necessity. Professor Wilson … Read More

In memoriam: Jacqueline Brunning (1982-2016)

Published: October 31, 2016

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On 11 October 2016, the University of Toronto Mississauga lost a treasured friend and member of our family: Professor Jacqueline Brunning of the Department of Philosophy passed away at age 81. Jackie would dislike that I am writing this because she asked that no commemorations be held in her memory. But … Read More

Prof. Emeritus Joseph Boyle (1942 – 2016)

Published: September 27, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our colleague and friend Prof. Emeritus Joseph Boyle. Joe’s research interests were moral philosophy, ethical theory and applied ethics, natural law, Thomistic ethics and bioethics;  in recent years he taught the graduate class in bioethics. Joe served the Philosophy Department as … Read More

Interview with UTSC lecturer Jonathan Rick

Published: June 24, 2016

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UTSC lecturer Jonathan Rick‘s areas of specialization include moral, social, and political philosophy, and the history of these areas (particularly from the 18th century onward). How did you get interested in Philosophy? At my undergraduate university, every second-year student was required to take a course on the history of Western Philosophy … Read More