Philosophy News - Faculty

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

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

Five faculty members awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

Published: September 28, 2018

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Five of our faculty members were recently announced as recipients of the Social Sciences and Humanities Council’s Insight Grants, a program whose goal is to support research excellence in all subject areas of the humanities and social sciences. Both emerging and established scholars are eligible to receive funding for research initiatives … Read More

Brian Cantwell Smith appointed Reid Hoffman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and the Human

Published: September 21, 2018

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Everyone is thinking about artificial intelligence lately—from U of T computer scientist Raquel Urtasun who recently joined Uber’s research team to the establishment of the Vector Institute, an elite Toronto-based applied research outfit, and even to our own philosopher Mark Kingwell, who has recently spoken on the ethics of AI. Now, another … Read More