Philosophy News

Hot off the press: Fixing Reference by Imogen Dickie

Published: February 10, 2016

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Congratulation to Imogen Dickie on her new book Fixing Reference! Here’s an excerpt from the blurb: “Imogen Dickie develops an account of aboutness-fixing for thoughts about ordinary objects, and of reference-fixing for the singular terms we use to express them. Extant discussions of this topic tread a weary path through descriptivist proposals, … Read More

Philosophy Essay Clinic – Winter 2016

Published: January 19, 2016

The Department of Philosophy at UTSC will be implementing a Philosophy Essay Clinic for the Winter 2016 term. The essay clinic will operate by drop-in only, with sessions being capped at 20 minutes or less per student. All students registered in Philosophy courses are welcome to use this resource. Please note … Read More

In memoriam: Francis Sparshott (1926-2015)

Published: December 13, 2015

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Francis Sparshott, one of the Department’s most prominent scholars, died on August 24, 2015. An obituary (written by Mark Thornton) and a series of reflections about Francis (from his former students and colleagues) are below. In addition, the American Society for Aesthetics has posted an obituary of Francis Sparshott written by … Read More

UTSC Exam Review Sessions for Undergraduate Courses

Published: December 2, 2015

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The Association of Philosophy Students (APS) has kindly organized review sessions for some UTSC (Scarborough campus) undergraduate courses. These review sessions will be led by the instructor or one of the TAs appointed to the course. All registered students are welcome to attend — no sign-up required! 1. PHLB50H3: Symbolic … Read More

APA Sanders Graduate Student Prize for Joshua Brandt

Published: November 1, 2015

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Toronto PhD student Joshua Brandt is one of three winners of a Sanders Graduate Prize from the American Philosophical Association this year. He will read his prizewinning paper, “Partiality’s Negative Analogue,” at the January 2016 APA meetings in Washington, DC. This paper explores relationships that may justify unfavourable treatment, potential … Read More

APS Mix & Mingle — September 30, 5-7pm.

Published: September 24, 2015

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Welcome back UTSC Students! Are you taking a Philosophy course this Semester? Come to our Social (Meet and Greet) on Wednesday September 30th in PO102 – Philosophy Lounge. It will be a great chance for you to get to know some of your professors as well as other students interested … Read More

Hot off the press: Hume’s True Scepticism by Donald Ainslie

Published: September 14, 2015

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Congratulation to Donald Ainslie on his new book Hume’s True Scepticism! Here’s an excerpt from the book cover: “David Hume is famous as a sceptical philosopher but the nature of his scepticism is difficult to pin down. Hume’s True Scepticism provides the first sustained interpretation of Part 4 of Book 1 of Hume’s Treatise, … Read More