Philosophy News - UTM

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

Recent Book Titles by Faculty Members

Published: October 14, 2021

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Wanting to add some titles to your bookshelf? Look no further than the most recent of our faculty members’ publications: In his Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy (Oxford University Press, 2021), Joseph Heath tackles the extent of human obligations in the face of an anthropogenic climate crisis. Taking into consideration … Read More

New Book on Kant by Owen Ware

Published: March 5, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Owen Ware on the publication of his latest book, Kant’s Justification of Ethics (Oxford University Press). Blending historical and analytical methods of interpretation, Ware’s new work offers a novel reading of Kant’s foundational arguments for freedom and morality, as well as of Kant’s theories of moral feeling, moral motivation, … Read More

Two More Recent Publications with Oxford University Press: Joseph Heath and Owen Ware

Published: December 15, 2020

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Need some reading material in philosophy over the break? Look no further. Besides the books we have been announcing over the past weeks, two more have been published in recent months by members of the department. Joseph Heath‘s The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State (Oxford University Press) offers … Read More

October 2020 Departmental e-News

The past six months have passed in a whirlwind, but they’ve been incredibly productive and successful for the department! Take a look at a recap of our biggest news since March in issue 12 of the Department of Philosophy e-News. Accidentally missing from the announcements in the e-bulletin is another … Read More

Matthew Scarfone Contributes to The Conversation

Published: September 24, 2020

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The recent death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has once again stirred discussions around reproductive rights. In light of these, Philosophy postdoctoral fellow Matthew Scarfone (UTM), an ethicist, has recently published a piece on the moral arguments used to defend both the pro-choice and the pro-life positions in The Conversation. Read his … Read More