Philosophy News - Faculty

Christian Pfeiffer Promoted to Associate Professor

Published: September 19, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Christian Pfeiffer was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor, as of July 1, 2022. Pfeiffer specializes in ancient philosophy, in particular, in Aristotle’s theoretical philosophy. His 2018 book Aristotle’s Theory of Bodies (OUP) offers a ground-breaking study of Aristotle’s conception of … Read More

New Faculty Faces

Published: September 14, 2022

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With the beginning of the Fall 2022 term, the department is pleased to welcome new faculty members on all three campuses. At St. George, we extend a warm welcome to Sara Aronowitz, an assistant professor working on the study of memory, learning, and imagination. Reza Hadisi, also an assistant professor … Read More

2022 CPA Book Prize for Sophia Moreau

Published: August 4, 2022

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The department is delighted to announce that Sophia Moreau, a professor of Philosophy and Law, is one of the recipients of the Canadian Philosophical Association’s (CPA) 2022 CPA Book Prize for her work Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination (Oxford University Press, 2020). Faces of Inequality defends an … Read More

Jennifer Nagel Awarded APA’s 2023 Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture

Published: June 27, 2022

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Congratulations to Jennifer Nagel for having been awarded the 2023 Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture by the American Philosophy Association (APA). The Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture was established with the APA to honor substantial achievement in epistemology. Winners of the prize must be outstanding contributors to epistemology, able to explain complex ideas … Read More

Helping International Refugee Students: Jennifer Nagel and Sergio Tenenbaum in the Toronto Star

Published: April 8, 2022

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Based on their experience helping Afghani UTM student and women’s rights advocate Sana Hashim escape her home country while continuing her studies at the University of Toronto, Jennifer Nagel and Sergio Tenenbaum consider what Canada might do to help vulnerable students living as refugees continue their higher education. Read the Toronto … Read More

New Books on and by Faculty Members

Published: March 18, 2022

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We’re delighted to announce the recent publication of three books by or about the work of members of the Department of Philosophy. The Long Arc of Legality: Hobbes, Kelsen, Hart (Cambridge University Press, 2022), by David Dyzenhaus, breaks the current deadlock in philosophy of law between legal positivism and natural … Read More

William Paris on the Wisdom of Africana Philosophy

Published: February 23, 2022

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Recently, William Paris spoke to the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Sean McNeeley about his work, what originally drew him to explore thinkers from Africa and the African diaspora, and his current course, Philosophy and Social Criticism, which focuses on how our notions of justice change over time.

In memoriam Frank Cunningham (1940-2022)

Published: February 4, 2022

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With deep sadness the department announces the passing of our colleague Frank Cunningham. He suffered from leukemia and died at his Vancouver home on February 4, 2022, assisted by the Canadian Medical Assistance in Dying program. Maryka Omatsu, his wife of more than 50 years, wrote: “Frank died as he … Read More

A New Book by Franz Huber

Published: December 13, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Franz Huber on his latest book, Belief and Counterfactuals: A Study in Means-End Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2021). This marks the first of two volumes on the topic, providing an introduction to ranking theory, a powerful formal theory with a broad range of applications in various areas of … Read More