Philosophy News - UTM

Jennifer Nagel Awarded APA’s 2023 Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture

Published: June 27, 2022

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Congratulations to Jennifer Nagel for having been awarded the 2023 Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture by the American Philosophy Association (APA). The Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture was established with the APA to honor substantial achievement in epistemology. Winners of the prize must be outstanding contributors to epistemology, able to explain complex ideas … Read More

Helping International Refugee Students: Jennifer Nagel and Sergio Tenenbaum in the Toronto Star

Published: April 8, 2022

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Based on their experience helping Afghani UTM student and women’s rights advocate Sana Hashim escape her home country while continuing her studies at the University of Toronto, Jennifer Nagel and Sergio Tenenbaum consider what Canada might do to help vulnerable students living as refugees continue their higher education. Read the Toronto … Read More

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

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

Kayla Wiebe Honoured with 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: January 14, 2022

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With great pleasure we announce that Kayla Wiebe has won the 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for her outstanding work teaching PHL440 –Clinical Bioethics. The committee was impressed with her thoughtful course design, approach to accessibility, and ability to motivate student engagement.  In addition, Griffin Klemick and Zachary Weinstein received honourable mentions for their excellent work in teaching B33 – God, Self, World and PHL240 – Persons, … Read More

Tri-campus Undergraduate Awards 2021

Published: December 1, 2021

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Congratulations to the recipients of various tri-campus undergraduate awards! Your hard work and dedication to philosophy make us proud—and they bode well for the field. Prizes and scholarships have been awarded over the past months. St. George Andres Llano Scotia Capital Markets Bursary in Philosophy   Hikmat Jamal Thomas J. … Read More

Carefully Balancing Caution and Creativity: The Winners of the 2021 Aristotle Contest

Published: November 17, 2021

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Every year in the late summer, a special kind of excitement hovers over the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto—it’s when the time has come to read the submissions to the annual Aristotle Contest, a Canada-wide high school philosophy essay-writing competition co-sponsored by the department and the Ontario … Read More