Philosophy News

Arthur Ripstein Awarded Prestigious Killam Prize

Published: February 4, 2021

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The Canada Council for the Arts has recognized Arthur Ripstein, University Professor of philosophy and law, with the distinguished 2021 Killam Prize for his outstanding contributions to scholarship in the humanities. Five prizes are awarded every year—one each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and … Read More

Waheed Hussain (1972-2021)

Published: February 1, 2021

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With the premature passing of Waheed Hussain on January 30, 2021, the philosophy community lost not only a valued faculty member and spellbinding teacher but also one of the most innovative contemporary thinkers at the intersection of politics, moral philosophy, and economics. Students and colleagues mourn a man of deep … Read More

Robbie Matyasi: Our Latest PhD

Published: January 27, 2021

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The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to announce that Robbie Matyasi successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on January 25, 2021, becoming the most recent PhD among our students. Robbie, who has taken on a number of roles in the department throughout the years, defended his thesis titled “Spinoza’s Metaphysics of … Read More

Mark Kingwell on CBC Ideas

Published: January 14, 2021

Mark Kingwell on January 13, 2021, joined Nahlah Ayed and other guests on CBC Radio’s Ideas to discuss “the house that technology built”: the ways in which technology, which always serves a purpose, shapes our lives and our selves well beyond what may be considered an original intention. Listen to the … Read More

Department Mourns Professor Margaret C. Morrison

Published: January 11, 2021

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On January 9, 2021, the world of philosophy, especially philosophy of science, lost one of its brightest lights with the passing of Professor Emerita Margaret (“Margie”) C. Morrison. Dr. Morrison, who had joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1989, succumbed to cancer … 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

New Volume on Water Ethics Edited by Ingrid Stefanovic

Published: December 11, 2020

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We are delighted to announce an important intervention into a current debate by Professor Emerita Ingrid Stefanovic: alongside Zafar Adeel (Simon Fraser University), she has edited Ethical Water Stewardship (Springer, 2020). An introduction to the topic for philosophers and non-philosophers alike, the tome for the first time links water ethics … Read More

JHI Research Fellowships for George Boys-Stones, Mohan Matthen, and Sophia Moreau

Published: November 27, 2020

Congratulations to three members of our department for being awarded research fellowships for 2021-2022 by the Jackman Humanities Institute, for work that will fall under the chosen annual theme of “Pleasure.” George Boys-Stones received a 12-month appointment as a Chancellor Jackman Research Fellow in the Humanities for his project titled … Read More