Philosophy News - St. George

In the News: Paul Gooch on Face Masks

Published: May 5, 2020

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They are becoming more prevalent on our streets and in grocery stores: face masks, some of them medical grade, many of them homemade. And while some countries, such as Vietnam, Argentina, and Germany, have made the wearing of masks in public settings mandatory, their use remains a mere recommendation in … Read More

David Dyzenhaus Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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We are pleased to announce that David Dyzenhaus, a University Professor of law and of philosophy, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. It is one of the world’s most distinguished honours for mid-career academics who have produced groundbreaking scholarly work and continue to show exceptional promise for future research. Dyzenhaus joined U … Read More

Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen on Their Year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities

Published: April 17, 2020

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For 2019–2020, the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) chose “Strange Weather” as the annual theme for its Circle of Fellows. Two of our undergraduates, Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen, spent the academic year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities. Smith, a fourth-year student double-majoring in Philosophy and Peace, Conflict, and … Read More

A Sense of Hope: An Interview with Award-Winning Graduate Student Course Instructor Emma McClure

Published: April 13, 2020

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Emma McClure gives it her all in the classroom. While the Philosophy graduate student working at the intersections of feminism, critical race theory, and the ethics of conversation would not deny that teaching comes with its challenges, she finds the work of guiding undergraduates in their learning and thinking too … Read More

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 suggests we take the opportunity for reflection. In an opinion piece published in the … Read More