Philosophy News - St. George

Joe Heath on Philosophy’s Healthy Enrollment Numbers

Published: March 18, 2024

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Enrollment trends in North American have shown a marked decline in the humanities (with a parallel increase in the social sciences, law and business, commerce, management, and math and computer science). This development has not manifested at the Department of Philosophy at U of T. In a recent post on … Read More

Honorary Degree for Rebecca Comay

Published: January 5, 2024

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Congratulations to Rebecca Comay, a professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen on recommendation of its Faculty of Theology. Her citation described Comay as “an internationally renowned scholar who for more than three decades has made significant contributions to research … 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

David Dyzenhaus Awarded SSHRC Gold Medal

Published: November 28, 2023

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For his exceptional work in the field of legality in the philosophy of law and political theory, University Professor David Dyzenhaus has been honoured with a Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the organization’s highest recognition.