Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

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

A Sense of Hope: An Interview with Award-Winning Graduate Student Course Instructor Emma McClure

Published: April 13, 2020

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Emma McClure gives it her all in the classroom. While the Philosophy graduate student working at the intersections of feminism, critical race theory, and the ethics of conversation would not deny that teaching comes with its challenges, she finds the work of guiding undergraduates in their learning and thinking too … Read More