Philosophy News

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

Convocation Message from Jim John

Published: June 15, 2022

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Three years ago, when many of you had just completed your first year at the University of Toronto, the Toronto Raptors basketball team won the NBA Championship. I remember the massive crowd that gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the team’s victory. None of us knew what was coming: … Read More

Our Latest PhDs

Published: April 26, 2022

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Congratulations to the department’s two most recent PhDs! Rory Harder successfully defended his thesis, titled “Joint Action Communication, with a Focus on Demonstratives,” on March 28, 2022. Imogen Dickie and Nate Charlow had served as Rory’s supervisors. Kamil Majcherek also passed his thesis defense without changes, on April 8, 2022. … 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

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