Philosophy News - Announcements

In memoriam Barry F. Brown, 1934-2022

Published: October 3, 2022

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The Department of Philosophy mourns Professor Emeritus Barry F. Brown, a cherished colleague, teacher, and long-time member and supporter of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. Brown, who was born in small-town Manitoba in 1934 and raised in Vancouver, B.C., first joined U of T as a master’s … Read More

New Faculty Faces

Published: September 14, 2022

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With the beginning of the Fall 2022 term, the department is pleased to welcome new faculty members on all three campuses. At St. George, we extend a warm welcome to Sara Aronowitz, an assistant professor working on the study of memory, learning, and imagination. Reza Hadisi, also an assistant professor … Read More

Convocation Message from Jim John

Published: June 15, 2022

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Three years ago, when many of you had just completed your first year at the University of Toronto, the Toronto Raptors basketball team won the NBA Championship. I remember the massive crowd that gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the team’s victory. None of us knew what was coming: … Read More

In memoriam Frank Cunningham (1940-2022)

Published: February 4, 2022

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With deep sadness the department announces the passing of our colleague Frank Cunningham. He suffered from leukemia and died at his Vancouver home on February 4, 2022, assisted by the Canadian Medical Assistance in Dying program. Maryka Omatsu, his wife of more than 50 years, wrote: “Frank died as he … Read More

A New Book by Franz Huber

Published: December 13, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Franz Huber on his latest book, Belief and Counterfactuals: A Study in Means-End Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2021). This marks the first of two volumes on the topic, providing an introduction to ranking theory, a powerful formal theory with a broad range of applications in various areas of … Read More

Recent Book Titles by Faculty Members

Published: October 14, 2021

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Wanting to add some titles to your bookshelf? Look no further than the most recent of our faculty members’ publications: In his Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy (Oxford University Press, 2021), Joseph Heath tackles the extent of human obligations in the face of an anthropogenic climate crisis. Taking into consideration … Read More