Philosophy News

Margaret Morrison elected to Royal Society

Published: September 11, 2015

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Congratulations to Margaret Morrison on being elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  The Royal Society was established in 1882 and functions as Canada’s National Academy. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and … Read More

More Accolades for Diana Raffman

Published: July 28, 2015

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Congratulations to Diana Raffman on receiving two major awards. The American Philosophical Association (APA) has just announced that her recent book Unruly Words (OUP, 2014) is the winner of the 2015 Sanders Book Prize. The Sanders book prize is awarded “to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that … Read More

Dr. Luke Roelofs wins the David Savan Dissertation Prize for 2014

Published: March 16, 2015

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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr. Luke Roelofs is the winner of this year’s David Savan Dissertation Prize. In a year of many fine candidates, Dr Roelofs’ thesis, “Combining minds: A defense of the possibility of Experiential Combination”, was judged to be the best.  As specified in … Read More

Joseph Heath wins the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


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On Wednesday March 11 2016, Professor Joseph Heath has won a prize for his book Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and our lives.  Heath’s winning book, Enlightenment 2.0, argues for a return to the ideals of a time where rationality was the ultimate trump card of political discourse, and against the catchy sloganeering … Read More

William Harvey Speaks at Bioethics Seminar

Published: February 9, 2015

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William Harvey , MA, PhD, LLB, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto spoke about “Naturalization in Clinical Ethics” at the Joint Centre for Bioethics on February 4, 2015.   Abstract: The “naturalization project” is considered to have begun with Quine’s naturalization of epistemology (1969) and the view that … Read More

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI): June 13-22, 2015

Published: January 30, 2015

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The Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy. PIKSI will emphasize the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation. Transportation to … Read More