Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Philosopher Recipient of the 2018-2019 Connaught New Research Award

Published: September 16, 2019

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Assistant Professor, Brendan de Kenessey, and his project on Relationships and Moral Constraints has is one of 52 winners of the 2018-2019 Connaught New Research Award. The Connaught New Research Award is designed to help recipients establish a strong research program and increase their competitiveness for external funding.  The Award … Read More

2018 -2019 Robinson Essay Prize Winner

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The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) and the Department of Philosophy congratulate graduate student Douglas Campbell as the winner of the 2018-2019 Essay Prize in Ancient Philosophy for his essay “Tomb and Prison: Plato on the Body as Cause of Psychic Disorders.” External adjudicator, Professor Emeritus John … 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

Felix Lambrecht receives Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Published: May 24, 2019

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On May 17th, 2019, the list of recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was made public, and we’re delighted to announce that our very own PhD student Felix Lambrecht has been appointed a Vanier Scholar. Felix Lambrecht’s research interests are in social and political philosophy and ethics. He is particularly … Read More

Arthur Ripstein to deliver 2019 UC Berkeley Tanner Lectures

Published: February 20, 2019

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We are immensely pleased to announce that the department’s acting chair, Professor Arthur Ripstein, will deliver the 2019 Tanner Lectures on Human Values at the University of California, Berkeley, on April 9-11. Professor Ripstein’s two lectures — titled “Rules for Wrongdoers” and “Combatants and Civilians” — will take on the … Read More

Douglas Campbell wins Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 20, 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Douglas Campbell has won the 2018 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for his outstanding work teaching PHL210Y1Y (F term) 17th and 18th Century Philosophy at the St. George campus, summer 2018. The committee was impressed with Campbell’s thoughtful course design, his energy and focus in the classroom, … Read More

Liang Zhou Koh Wins 2018 Martha Lile Love Essay Award

Published: December 10, 2018

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It is our pleasure to announce that Liang Zhou Koh is the winner of this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award, for his essay, “Rational Dispositions, the Brain-Scrambler, and Brains-in-Vats”. Liang Zhou’s essay discusses Timothy Williamson’s argument that a content-oriented conception of epistemic rationality and a disposition-oriented one are not equivalent, … 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