UTSC Philosophy Resources

The following tips, advice, and resources have been compiled by UTSC Philosophy’s staff and faculty. However, students may also find it useful to peruse the resources compiled by our other campus departments, UTM Philosophy and St. George Philosophy, many of which apply to philosophy students across the board.

How to write a philosophy paper

Q: I have this paper to write for my philosophy class — what the heck do I do now?

The resources here will help you answer that question:

Academic behaviour

The University of Toronto’s Governing Council produces a Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters  (PDF). This Code addresses the responsibilities of faculty members and students as they co-operate in all phases of the teaching and learning relationship.

Links of interest to philosophers

  • The Philosophical Gourmet Report publishes a biennial internal reputation survey of graduate programs in the Anglophone world; students interested in graduate study should look here early and often.
  • PhilPapers is philosophy’s free internal catalog of books, journal articles, and manuscripts. Immensely useful categorization of the field; great search functions; easy to use links; lively discussion forums.
  • The Leiter Reports is Brian Leiter’s (University of Chicago; Philosophical Gourmet Report) weblog, covering issues in philosophy and the broader academy, as well as issues concerning culture and politics. Very fruitful comment threads in which philosophers hash out their vision of the nature and future of the profession.