Philosophy News - Faculty

Mark Kingwell on the Opportunities of Boredom

Published: April 6, 2020

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As many of us oscillate between “paralyzing fear, listless apathy and the peculiar febrile nervousness that is one of boredom’s most distressing modes” in the new realities created by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mark Kingwell, in an opinion piece published in the Globe and Mail on Saturday, April 4, … Read More

Building a Culture of Debate: The Inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl

Published: March 27, 2020

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Sunny skies and crisp air graced the Greater Toronto Area on March 7, 2020, but inside the University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) Instructional Building, the heat was on: teams from 11 provincial high schools had come together to compete in the inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl. Organized with diligence … Read More

Jennifer Nagel and Denis Walsh appointed part of Schwartz Reisman Institute’s inaugural Research Leadership Team

Published: March 23, 2020

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We are proud to announce that two members of our department, Jennifer Nagel and Denis Walsh, have been appointed part of the inaugural Research Leadership Team of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, established in 2019. The Institute, under the leadership of Gillian Hadfield, brings together leading scholars … Read More

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

The Department Welcomes Alex Koo

Published: June 13, 2019

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Alex Koo joins the St. George and UTM Departments as Assistant Professor (Teaching-Stream).  A renowned teacher of logic, Prof. Koo has already developed new pedagogical strategies for several large courses offered on both campuses. In particular, he has revamped PHL245H: Modern Symbolic Logic to be a hybrid and flipped course, … Read More

The Department Welcomes George Boys-Stones

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George Boys-Stones, joins us as Professor of Classics and Philosophy.  A leading scholar of Ancient Philosophy with wide ranging interests, George has a special interest in the philosophical movements of the post-Hellenistic period.  Before coming to Toronto he was Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the Department of Classics and Ancient … Read More

The Department Welcomes Michael Rosenthal

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Michael Rosenthal (PhD Chicago, 1996) will join us in July 2019 as Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, with appointments in both the Department and the Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and both his masters and doctorate in philosophy from the University … Read More