Philosophy News - St. George

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.

In memoriam Robert A. Imlay (1937-2023)

Published: November 17, 2023

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The Department of Philosophy is saddened to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Robert A. Imlay. He passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Sunnybrook Hospital. The London, Ontario, native earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Western Ontario before heading to the University of Glasgow … Read More

Dissertation Awards for Hamish Russell, Lisa Doerksen, and Seyed Yarandi

Published: September 11, 2023

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Congratulations to three of our graduate students who recently earned their doctoral degrees. Hamish Russell, Lisa Doerksen, and Seyed Yarandi. Russell, whose thesis titled “Roles and the Filtering of Reasons” was written under the supervision of Joseph Heath, received the Best Dissertation Award from the Society for Business Ethics. The … Read More

William E. Seager Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Published: September 8, 2023

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Immense congratulations to Professor Emeritus William E. Seager for his recent appointment as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada—a prestigious distinction reserved for the country’s most distinguished scholars, artists, and scientists. The RSC’s website describes Seager as “one of the world’s leading philosophers of mind” whose original and … Read More