Philosophy News - Announcements

Waheed Hussain (1972-2021)

Published: February 1, 2021

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With the premature passing of Waheed Hussain on January 30, 2021, the philosophy community lost not only a valued faculty member and spellbinding teacher but also one of the most innovative contemporary thinkers at the intersection of politics, moral philosophy, and economics. Students and colleagues mourn a man of deep … Read More

Robbie Matyasi: Our Latest PhD

Published: January 27, 2021

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The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to announce that Robbie Matyasi successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on January 25, 2021, becoming the most recent PhD among our students. Robbie, who has taken on a number of roles in the department throughout the years, defended his thesis titled “Spinoza’s Metaphysics of … Read More

Department Mourns Professor Margaret C. Morrison

Published: January 11, 2021

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On January 9, 2021, the world of philosophy, especially philosophy of science, lost one of its brightest lights with the passing of Professor Emerita Margaret (“Margie”) C. Morrison. Dr. Morrison, who had joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1989, succumbed to cancer … Read More

Two More Recent Publications with Oxford University Press: Joseph Heath and Owen Ware

Published: December 15, 2020

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Need some reading material in philosophy over the break? Look no further. Besides the books we have been announcing over the past weeks, two more have been published in recent months by members of the department. Joseph Heath‘s The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State (Oxford University Press) offers … Read More

New Volume on Water Ethics Edited by Ingrid Stefanovic

Published: December 11, 2020

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We are delighted to announce an important intervention into a current debate by Professor Emerita Ingrid Stefanovic: alongside Zafar Adeel (Simon Fraser University), she has edited Ethical Water Stewardship (Springer, 2020). An introduction to the topic for philosophers and non-philosophers alike, the tome for the first time links water ethics … Read More

A Note to Our Graduates on Convocation Day

Published: November 21, 2020

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To our Philosophy Graduates today: Congratulations!  You have not only shown your dedication, intelligence, and courage in studying philosophy here at the University for the past several years—you have also managed to get through our program under the extremely challenging circumstances of COVID-19, when courses magically shifted online and professorial … Read More

October 2020 Departmental e-News

The past six months have passed in a whirlwind, but they’ve been incredibly productive and successful for the department! Take a look at a recap of our biggest news since March in issue 12 of the Department of Philosophy e-News. Accidentally missing from the announcements in the e-bulletin is another … Read More

From Aristotle Contest to Dialexicon: An Interview with Elizabeth Zhu

Published: August 10, 2020

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Elizabeth Zhu is a name to remember. Last year, as a 16-year-old Grade 11 student, Elizabeth genuinely impressed the judges with her submission to the 2019 Aristotle Contest, an annual essay-writing competition co-hosted between U of T’s Department of Philosophy and OPTA, the Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association. The adjudicating committee … Read More