Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

New Book by Alumnus K. Brad Wray

Published: November 2, 2021

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Congratulations to K. Brad Wray, associate professor at the Centre for Science Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark, on the publication of his latest book, Kuhn’s Intellectual Path: Charting “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (Cambridge University Press, 2021). In this new work, Wray traces the influences on Kuhn as he wrote The … Read More

Celebrating Our Most Recent PhDs

Published: October 14, 2021

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It’s been a busy few months for doctoral defenses in the department. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Steven Coyne, who successfully defended his thesis titled “Liberal Theories of Political Authority,” written under the supervision of David Dyzenhaus; Rachel O’Keefe, for her “A χαλεπὸν καὶ ἀμυδρὸν εἶδος: Plotinus’ … Read More

Trevor Teitel Wins Connaught New Researcher Award

Published: August 28, 2021

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  Congratulations to assistant professor Trevor Teitel for being awarded a 2021 Connaught New Researcher Award for his project, Modality and Spacetime Physics. The project seeks to show how contemporary work in the metaphysics of modality can be used to develop a novel substantivalist account of space and time. The Connaught New Researcher Awards … Read More

Damian Melamedoff-Vosters Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Published: June 28, 2021

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Congratulations to our newest PhD, Damian Melamedoff-Vosters! Damian successfully defended “The Grounds of Transcendental Idealism,” written under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Stang, on June 28, 2021. No changes were required of his thesis. Damian’s dissertation focused on the role of ground in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. In it, Damian argued … Read More

Hamish Russell Honoured with UTSC Teaching Award

Published: June 23, 2021

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We are delighted to share the news that Hamish Russell has won a 2021 UTSC Teaching Award for his outstanding work for the department over the past few years. The award recognizes the contributions by Unit 1 Course Instructors and their exceptional teaching promise. The Department of Philosophy at the University … Read More