Philosophy News - St. George

JHI Fellows Spotlight: Alex de Guzman

Published: April 1, 2022

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Alex de Guzman, a specialist in UTM Philosophy and the president of its Academic Philosophy Society, is a 2021-22 Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Undergraduate Fellow (Jukka-Pekka Saraste Undergraduate Award in the Humanities). Read more about his JHI project, titled “Aesthetic Experience: Heroic Higher Pleasure.”

New Books on and by Faculty Members

Published: March 18, 2022

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We’re delighted to announce the recent publication of three books by or about the work of members of the Department of Philosophy. The Long Arc of Legality: Hobbes, Kelsen, Hart (Cambridge University Press, 2022), by David Dyzenhaus, breaks the current deadlock in philosophy of law between legal positivism and natural … Read More

William Paris on the Wisdom of Africana Philosophy

Published: February 23, 2022

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Recently, William Paris spoke to the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Sean McNeeley about his work, what originally drew him to explore thinkers from Africa and the African diaspora, and his current course, Philosophy and Social Criticism, which focuses on how our notions of justice change over time.

Felix Lambrecht Becomes 2022 School of Cities Graduate Fellow

Published: February 16, 2022

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Congratulations to Felix Lambrecht for being awarded a 2022 School of Cities (SoC) Graduate Fellowship. This SoC program brings together an interdisciplinary group of University of Toronto doctoral students who share a passion for city-building and solutions to critical urban challenges. Throughout the fellowship, students will collaborate with scholars at … Read More

“Bioethics Is Hard”: Kayla Wiebe on Teaching, Research, and Organizational Ethics

Published: February 10, 2022

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Kayla Wiebe, a PhD candidate whose dissertation focuses on the concept of autonomy and who also serves as a bioethicist at SickKids hospital, recently won the 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for her course PHL 440—Clinical Bioethics. The course introduced students to this subfield of biomedical ethics, which zooms … Read More

In memoriam Frank Cunningham (1940-2022)

Published: February 4, 2022

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With deep sadness the department announces the passing of our colleague Frank Cunningham. He suffered from leukemia and died at his Vancouver home on February 4, 2022, assisted by the Canadian Medical Assistance in Dying program. Maryka Omatsu, his wife of more than 50 years, wrote: “Frank died as he … Read More

Our First Fresh PhD of 2022: Natalie Helberg

Published: January 28, 2022

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Congratulations to Natalie Helberg on passing her PhD defense, the department’s first of 2022, with flying colours. Helberg successfully defended her thesis titled “Catherine Malabou’s Dangerous Supplement,” written under the supervision of Rebecca Comay, on January 28, 2022. Helberg currently holds a position as lecturer in Concordia University’s Department of … Read More