Philosophy News

Mark Kingwell’s Book on Boredom Wins MEA Award

Published: June 22, 2020

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Congratulations to Mark Kingwell, whose Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2019) won the Media Ecology Association’s (MEA) 2020 Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction. The prize recognizes outstanding work published in book form that focuses on social situations, symbolic … Read More

Our Latest PhDs: Mason Westfall & Evan Taylor

Published: June 19, 2020

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This week, two more graduate students in the department successfully defended their doctoral dissertations: Mason Westfall‘s (pictured) “Understanding Minds: Essays on Social Cognition” passed the committee without changes on Monday, June 15. Evan Taylor followed suit on Friday, June 19, defending his thesis entitled “Knowledge and Anxious Thought,” also as … Read More

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Published: June 2, 2020

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As we celebrate and honour the graduating class of 2020 with the U of T Virtual Convocation 2020, a few words from our undergraduate chair and the department chair: Congratulations, Class of 2020! You—our graduating majors, specialists, and minors—have done us proud: above all through your commitment to philosophy during … Read More