Philosophy News - St. George

Mark Kingwell on the Opportunities of Boredom

Published: April 6, 2020

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As many of us oscillate between “paralyzing fear, listless apathy and the peculiar febrile nervousness that is one of boredom’s most distressing modes” in the new realities created by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mark Kingwell, in an opinion piece published in the Globe and Mail on Saturday, April 4, … Read More

Building a Culture of Debate: The Inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl

Published: March 27, 2020

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Sunny skies and crisp air graced the Greater Toronto Area on March 7, 2020, but inside the University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) Instructional Building, the heat was on: teams from 11 provincial high schools had come together to compete in the inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl. Organized with diligence … Read More

Jennifer Nagel and Denis Walsh appointed part of Schwartz Reisman Institute’s inaugural Research Leadership Team

Published: March 23, 2020

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We are proud to announce that two members of our department, Jennifer Nagel and Denis Walsh, have been appointed part of the inaugural Research Leadership Team of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, established in 2019. The Institute, under the leadership of Gillian Hadfield, brings together leading scholars … Read More

Willi Goetschel awarded 2020 Moses Mendelssohn Prize

Published: March 2, 2020

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Congratulations to Professor Willi Goetschel for receiving the 2020 Dessauer Moses Mendelssohn Prize. The Moses Mendelssohn Society in Dessau, Germany, dedicated to scholarship and education in the realm of German Jewish history and culture, awards the prize biennially to recognize scholarly work that advances “enlightened reason, the tolerant co-operation between … Read More

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