Philosophy News - Alumni

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Published: June 2, 2020

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As we celebrate and honour the graduating class of 2020 with the U of T Virtual Convocation 2020, a few words from our undergraduate chair and the department chair: Congratulations, Class of 2020! You—our graduating majors, specialists, and minors—have done us proud: above all through your commitment to philosophy during … Read More

Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch 1928 – 2019

Published: August 1, 2019

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The Department of Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch, C.M., O.Ont., L.M.S., Ph.D., LL.D (Hon.), D.S.L. (Hon.). Abbyann was a philosopher and bioethicist, a pioneer in bioethics in Canada, and one of the founders of the Department’s bioethics programs. She also offered the Department’s first … Read More

Dr. Owen Pikkert wins 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 4, 2019

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We’re delighted to announce that Owen Pikkert (PhD, 2018) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize for his dissertation Leibniz and the Principle of Sufficient Reason, supervised by Professor Marleen Rozemond. “I came to graduate school knowing two things about Leibniz. The first is that Leibniz believed that God … Read More

Alumnus Stephen Yablo interviewed in Oxford Review of Books

Published: October 10, 2018

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In a new interview with the Oxford Review of Books, philosopher Stephen Yablo (MIT), who completed his BSc in philosophy and mathematics at U of T in 1979 before receiving his PhD from UCLA in 1986, discusses the development of his philosophical career and ideas. In particular, Hans Herzberger, one of Yablo’s undergraduate … Read More

Mark Kingwell named fellow of prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Published: September 12, 2018

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Congratulations are in order for Professor Mark Kingwell, who joins 10 other U of T scholars in being named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a prestigious body that recognizes outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. The honour is considered one of the country’s foremost scholarly accomplishments. Moreover, Professor … Read More