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In the News: Paul Gooch on Face Masks

Published: May 5, 2020

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They are becoming more prevalent on our streets and in grocery stores: face masks, some of them medical grade, many of them homemade. And while some countries, such as Vietnam, Argentina, and Germany, have made the wearing of masks in public settings mandatory, their use remains a mere recommendation in … Read More

A Sense of Hope: An Interview with Award-Winning Graduate Student Course Instructor Emma McClure

Published: April 13, 2020

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Emma McClure gives it her all in the classroom. While the Philosophy graduate student working at the intersections of feminism, critical race theory, and the ethics of conversation would not deny that teaching comes with its challenges, she finds the work of guiding undergraduates in their learning and thinking too … 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

2019 Aristotle Contest winners announced

Published: November 12, 2019

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The evidence is clear: Canadian high school students do not shy away from the difficult questions. In collaboration with the Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association (OPTA), U of T’s Department of Philosophy this year once again called on budding philosophers in Canada to show their intellectual mettle and respond to one … 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