Philosophy News - St. George

Spotlight on JHI Fellow George Boys-Stones

Published: December 2, 2021

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George Boys-Stones, professor of Classics and Philosophy, is one of the 2021-2022 Fellows at the Jackman Humanities Institute. In this spotlight, he answers a  few questions about his current research project and shares some favourite pastimes.

Carefully Balancing Caution and Creativity: The Winners of the 2021 Aristotle Contest

Published: November 17, 2021

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Every year in the late summer, a special kind of excitement hovers over the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto—it’s when the time has come to read the submissions to the annual Aristotle Contest, a Canada-wide high school philosophy essay-writing competition co-sponsored by the department and the Ontario … Read More

“Valuable, enriching, and just plain fun”: Teaching the Philosophy of Emotions to Community Members

Published: November 3, 2021

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On November 18, Daniel Munro will likely feel the same elation and relief as thousands of other University of Toronto students that day: they are graduating. In Munro’s case, with a PhD in Philosophy, earned through years of coursework and a dissertation titled “Imagining the Actual,” supervised by Professor Jennifer … Read More

Celebrating Our Most Recent PhDs

Published: October 14, 2021

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It’s been a busy few months for doctoral defenses in the department. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Steven Coyne, who successfully defended his thesis titled “Liberal Theories of Political Authority,” written under the supervision of David Dyzenhaus; Rachel O’Keefe, for her “A χαλεπὸν καὶ ἀμυδρὸν εἶδος: Plotinus’ … Read More

Recent Book Titles by Faculty Members

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Wanting to add some titles to your bookshelf? Look no further than the most recent of our faculty members’ publications: In his Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy (Oxford University Press, 2021), Joseph Heath tackles the extent of human obligations in the face of an anthropogenic climate crisis. Taking into consideration … Read More

In memoriam: Charles Mills (1951-2021)

Published: September 21, 2021

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The Department of Philosophy is saddened to announce the passing of one of our most eminent alumni, Professor Charles Mills (MA 1975, PhD 1985). Professor Mills began his graduate work in philosophy at Toronto in 1973, after completing an undergraduate degree in physics at the University of the West Indies, … Read More

Trevor Teitel Wins Connaught New Researcher Award

Published: August 28, 2021

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  Congratulations to assistant professor Trevor Teitel for being awarded a 2021 Connaught New Researcher Award for his project, Modality and Spacetime Physics. The project seeks to show how contemporary work in the metaphysics of modality can be used to develop a novel substantivalist account of space and time. The Connaught New Researcher Awards … Read More

Two Grad Contributions to the Blog of the APA

Published: August 11, 2021

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The department is delighted and proud to announce that two of our graduate students, Kristen Beard and Alexandra Gustafson, have published pieces on the Blog of the APA. In “The Circle: How to Foster Community in the Classroom,” Kristen writes about the advantages of a teaching and discussion tool called … Read More