Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Christian Pfeiffer among Recipients of 2020 Connaught New Researcher Award

Published: September 24, 2020

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Congratulations to assistant professor Christian Pfeiffer (UTSC) for ranking among the 56 U of T scholars awarded a 2020 Connaught New Researcher Award. The award recognizes junior professors within the first five years of a tenure-stream academic appointment and aims to help recipients establish a strong research program and increase … Read More

Our Two Latest PhDs: Julia Smith and Manish Oza

Published: July 31, 2020

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Heartfelt congratulations to two more of our exceptional grad students who recently defended their doctoral dissertations: Julia Smith successfully passed her defense on Wednesday, July 22. Her thesis, titled “Unacknowledged Permissivism,” had been supervised by Jennifer Nagel. Today, on July 31, Manish Oza joined the ranks of freshly minted PhDs, … Read More

Mark Kingwell’s Book on Boredom Wins MEA Award

Published: June 22, 2020

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Congratulations to Mark Kingwell, whose Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2019) won the Media Ecology Association’s (MEA) 2020 Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction. The prize recognizes outstanding work published in book form that focuses on social situations, symbolic … Read More

Our Latest PhDs: Mason Westfall & Evan Taylor

Published: June 19, 2020

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This week, two more graduate students in the department successfully defended their doctoral dissertations: Mason Westfall‘s (pictured) “Understanding Minds: Essays on Social Cognition” passed the committee without changes on Monday, June 15. Evan Taylor followed suit on Friday, June 19, defending his thesis entitled “Knowledge and Anxious Thought,” also as … Read More

David Dyzenhaus Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Published: May 5, 2020

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We are pleased to announce that David Dyzenhaus, a University Professor of law and of philosophy, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. It is one of the world’s most distinguished honours for mid-career academics who have produced groundbreaking scholarly work and continue to show exceptional promise for future research. Dyzenhaus joined U … Read More

Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen on Their Year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities

Published: April 17, 2020

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For 2019–2020, the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) chose “Strange Weather” as the annual theme for its Circle of Fellows. Two of our undergraduates, Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen, spent the academic year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities. Smith, a fourth-year student double-majoring in Philosophy and Peace, Conflict, and … Read More