Philosophy News - UTSC

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

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

Jessica Wilson Interview on 3:16

Published: June 28, 2021

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Jessica Wilson, who in May published Metaphysical Emergence (Oxford University Press, 2021), recently spoke to Richard Marshall for his philosophy interview series  titled 3:16 (philosophy interviews after 3:00 AM). There the philosopher of metaphysics and epistemology discusses topics as divergent as gender and philosophy, why anyone would be pessimistic about … Read More