Philosophy News - St. George

Pilot Program Embeds Ethics into U of T Undergraduate Technology Courses

Published: July 7, 2021

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PhD candidate Emma McClure and alumnus Benjamin Wald, who is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, have participated in a pilot program that embeds ethics modules into existing undergraduate computer science courses in hopes that graduates will design and deploy future technologies in … Read More

Damian Melamedoff-Vosters Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Published: June 28, 2021

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Congratulations to our newest PhD, Damian Melamedoff-Vosters! Damian successfully defended “The Grounds of Transcendental Idealism,” written under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Stang, on June 28, 2021. No changes were required of his thesis. Damian’s dissertation focused on the role of ground in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. In it, Damian argued … Read More

“Generous and passionate human beings”: Inaugural Graduate Student Service Awards Go to Five Grads

Published: June 15, 2021

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“It might seem daunting,” PhD student Zain Raza acknowledged in a video providing application tips to prospective students in the Department of Philosophy earlier this year. “The size, the privilege, the status, the reputation of the department” all might make you think of it as a place focused solely on … Read More

Familiar Faces in New Roles

Published: June 3, 2021

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The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to welcome Belinda Piercy in her new role as assistant to the chair and Jordan Thomson as tri-campus teaching assistant (TA) coordinator. Both Belinda and Jordan are familiar and respected faces in the department, not only as lecturers but also as members of staff. … Read More