Philosophy News - Faculty

Joseph Heath Book on Public Policy Shortlisted for Prestigious Donner Prize

Published: April 21, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Joseph Heath for having his latest book, The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State (Oxford University Press, 2020), shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Donner Prize. The award, founded in 1998, annually rewards excellence and innovation in public policy writing by Canadians. In bestowing this recognition, … Read More

New Book on Kant by Owen Ware

Published: March 5, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Owen Ware on the publication of his latest book, Kant’s Justification of Ethics (Oxford University Press). Blending historical and analytical methods of interpretation, Ware’s new work offers a novel reading of Kant’s foundational arguments for freedom and morality, as well as of Kant’s theories of moral feeling, moral motivation, … Read More

Arthur Ripstein Awarded Prestigious Killam Prize

Published: February 4, 2021

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The Canada Council for the Arts has recognized Arthur Ripstein, University Professor of philosophy and law, with the distinguished 2021 Killam Prize for his outstanding contributions to scholarship in the humanities. Five prizes are awarded every year—one each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and … Read More

Waheed Hussain (1972-2021)

Published: February 1, 2021

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With the premature passing of Waheed Hussain on January 30, 2021, the philosophy community lost not only a valued faculty member and spellbinding teacher but also one of the most innovative contemporary thinkers at the intersection of politics, moral philosophy, and economics. Students and colleagues mourn a man of deep … Read More

Department Mourns Professor Margaret C. Morrison

Published: January 11, 2021

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On January 9, 2021, the world of philosophy, especially philosophy of science, lost one of its brightest lights with the passing of Professor Emerita Margaret (“Margie”) C. Morrison. Dr. Morrison, who had joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1989, succumbed to cancer … Read More

Two More Recent Publications with Oxford University Press: Joseph Heath and Owen Ware

Published: December 15, 2020

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Need some reading material in philosophy over the break? Look no further. Besides the books we have been announcing over the past weeks, two more have been published in recent months by members of the department. Joseph Heath‘s The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State (Oxford University Press) offers … Read More

New Volume on Water Ethics Edited by Ingrid Stefanovic

Published: December 11, 2020

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We are delighted to announce an important intervention into a current debate by Professor Emerita Ingrid Stefanovic: alongside Zafar Adeel (Simon Fraser University), she has edited Ethical Water Stewardship (Springer, 2020). An introduction to the topic for philosophers and non-philosophers alike, the tome for the first time links water ethics … Read More