Philosophy News - Graduate

New Philosophy PhDs

Published: May 14, 2024

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Congratulations to our most recently minted PhDs! In April, Michael Kirley successfully defended “The Cognitive Conception of Intentional Action,” written under the supervision of Sergio Tenenbaum and Philip Clark. In the first half of May, his success was followed by that of Henry Krahn and Felix Lambrecht. Krahn brought to … Read More

Andriy Bilenkyy Wins 2023 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 20, 2023

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With great pleasure we announce that Andriy Bilenkyy has won the 2023 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for his exemplary work in teaching PHL388 Literature and Philosophy. Andriy’s thoroughgoing dedication to teaching and to rigorous reflection on pedagogy evident, the committee was impressed by his thoughtful of application of principles and practices derived from pedagogical research … Read More

Recent PhDs

Published: December 15, 2023

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In the past few months, a number of our graduate students have successfully defended their dissertations. We congratulate them on their success and look forward to seeing where their intellectual journeys will next take them. In order of defense date, they are: Rashad Rehman, whose thesis was titled “The Ethics … Read More

Dissertation Awards for Hamish Russell, Lisa Doerksen, and Seyed Yarandi

Published: September 11, 2023

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Congratulations to three of our graduate students who recently earned their doctoral degrees. Hamish Russell, Lisa Doerksen, and Seyed Yarandi. Russell, whose thesis titled “Roles and the Filtering of Reasons” was written under the supervision of Joseph Heath, received the Best Dissertation Award from the Society for Business Ethics. The … Read More

2023 Graduate Student Service Award Winners

Published: May 8, 2023

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A great graduate department rests on more pillars than student excellence and a well-functioning administration. At least as important is a sense of thriving and supportive community—and while department leadership and staff certainly play a role in helping create such community, much of that work, often not or under-recognized, depends … Read More

In memoriam: Derek Allen (1947-2023)

Published: May 4, 2023

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The Department of Philosophy is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of our colleague and friend Professor Emeritus Derek Allen, Honorary Fellow Trinity College, University of Toronto. Allen was a respected scholar, consummate educator, and talented administrator who served for 16 years as Trinity College’s Dean of Arts & Vice-Provost. … Read More