Philosophy News - St. George

Philosopher Recipient of the 2018-2019 Connaught New Research Award

Published: September 16, 2019

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Assistant Professor, Brendan de Kenessey, and his project on Relationships and Moral Constraints has is one of 52 winners of the 2018-2019 Connaught New Research Award. The Connaught New Research Award is designed to help recipients establish a strong research program and increase their competitiveness for external funding.  The Award … Read More

Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch 1928 – 2019

Published: August 1, 2019

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The Department of Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch, C.M., O.Ont., L.M.S., Ph.D., LL.D (Hon.), D.S.L. (Hon.). Abbyann was a philosopher and bioethicist, a pioneer in bioethics in Canada, and one of the founders of the Department’s bioethics programs. She also offered the Department’s first … Read More

CFP: 19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Published: July 29, 2019

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the 19th annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, to be held November 15-16, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. Our theme this year is „Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history‟. The conference invites submissions from graduate students working … Read More

Dr. Owen Pikkert wins 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 4, 2019

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We’re delighted to announce that Owen Pikkert (PhD, 2018) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize for his dissertation Leibniz and the Principle of Sufficient Reason, supervised by Professor Marleen Rozemond. “I came to graduate school knowing two things about Leibniz. The first is that Leibniz believed that God … Read More

The Department Welcomes Alex Koo

Published: June 13, 2019

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Alex Koo joins the St. George and UTM Departments as Assistant Professor (Teaching-Stream).  A renowned teacher of logic, Prof. Koo has already developed new pedagogical strategies for several large courses offered on both campuses. In particular, he has revamped PHL245H: Modern Symbolic Logic to be a hybrid and flipped course, … Read More

The Department Welcomes George Boys-Stones

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George Boys-Stones, joins us as Professor of Classics and Philosophy.  A leading scholar of Ancient Philosophy with wide ranging interests, George has a special interest in the philosophical movements of the post-Hellenistic period.  Before coming to Toronto he was Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the Department of Classics and Ancient … Read More

The Department Welcomes Michael Rosenthal

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Michael Rosenthal (PhD Chicago, 1996) will join us in July 2019 as Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, with appointments in both the Department and the Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and both his masters and doctorate in philosophy from the University … Read More

Undergraduate philosophy journal now accepting submissions for 20th edition

Published: October 23, 2018

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Founded in 1998, Noēsis is our department’s journal of undergraduate philosophy, and they are now accepting submissions for their 20th edition. All undergraduate students from a Canadian university (or on exchange at a Canadian university) are invited to submit their best papers for publication. Submission guidelines and instructions can be found on the … Read More