Philosophy News - UTM

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

New Roles for Faculty Members

Published: July 14, 2023

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On July 1, 2023, a number of Philosophy faculty members took on new administrative roles. George Boys-Stones now serves as chair of the Department of Classics. William Paris will direct the Race, Ethics, and Power (REP) project at the Centre for Ethics. Sergio Tenenbaum has taken on the role of … Read More

In memoriam: Ian Hacking (1936-2023)

Published: May 10, 2023

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It is with deep sadness that the Department of Philosophy announces the passing of one of its most eminent members, Professor Emeritus Ian M. Hacking, CC, FRSC, FBA. The influential scholar, dedicated teacher, and prolific author—whose wide-ranging work probed foundational questions about the nature of concepts and who is credited … Read More

In memoriam: Derek Allen (1947-2023)

Published: May 4, 2023

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The Department of Philosophy is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of our colleague and friend Professor Emeritus Derek Allen, Honorary Fellow Trinity College, University of Toronto. Allen was a respected scholar, consummate educator, and talented administrator who served for 16 years as Trinity College’s Dean of Arts & Vice-Provost. … Read More

Living with the Invisible Hand: On Posthumously Publishing Waheed Hussain’s Book

Published: April 26, 2023

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When the moral and political philosopher Waheed Hussain prematurely lost his life to cancer in January 2021, he left behind an immense sense of loss—family, friends, colleagues, and students mourned a man of deep insight, fierce engagement, wit, and warmth. He also left behind an unfinished book manuscript, eight chapters … Read More

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship for Andrew Sepielli

Published: April 11, 2023

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Congratulations to Andrew Sepielli, an associate professor on the UTM campus and in the Graduate Department at St. George, who has received a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship for the academic year 2023-24. Each year, Princeton University’s Center for Human Values awards fellows the opportunity to devote an academic … Read More