Philosophy News

Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch 1928 – 2019

Published: August 1, 2019

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The Department of Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch, C.M., O.Ont., L.M.S., Ph.D., LL.D (Hon.), D.S.L. (Hon.). Abbyann was a philosopher and bioethicist, a pioneer in bioethics in Canada, and one of the founders of the Department’s bioethics programs. She also offered the Department’s first … Read More

CFP: 19th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Published: July 29, 2019

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the 19th annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, to be held November 15-16, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. Our theme this year is „Reconstructing Reason: Developing the concept of reason through history‟. The conference invites submissions from graduate students working … Read More

The Department Welcomes Elisa Freschi

Published: July 11, 2019

Elisa Freschi will join the department in February 2020.  A specialist in South Asian philosophy, she is working on two major projects, one on deontic logic in classical Indian philosophy, and the other on issues in theology. Her main areas of research include philosophy of language and epistemology, with the … Read More

Dr. Owen Pikkert wins 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 4, 2019

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We’re delighted to announce that Owen Pikkert (PhD, 2018) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize for his dissertation Leibniz and the Principle of Sufficient Reason, supervised by Professor Marleen Rozemond. “I came to graduate school knowing two things about Leibniz. The first is that Leibniz believed that God … Read More

The Department Welcomes Trevor Teitel

Published: June 13, 2019

Trevor Teitel will join the department as Assistant Professor of Philosophy in July 2020. Trevor earned his B.A. in the department, and was an early student in its award-winning Socrates Project. He then completed a B.Phil at Oxford, and is currently finishing a PhD at NYU.  His main research interests … Read More

The Department Welcomes Alex Koo

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Alex Koo joins the St. George at UTM Departments as Assistant Professor (Teaching-Stream).  A renowned teacher of logic, Alex has also focused on developing new pedagogical strategies for some of the larger courses at the Department. He has revamped PHL245H: Modern Symbolic Logic to be a hybrid and flipped course, … Read More

The Department Welcomes Jonardon Ganeri

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Jonardon Ganeri is the world’s most distinguished scholar of South Asian Philosophy, and an extremely influential advocate of the contemporary relevance of this set of philosophical traditions to current debates about consciousness, the self, the nature of knowledge, and the point of philosophy itself. He is the author of eight … Read More

The Department Welcomes George Boys-Stones

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George Boys-Stones, joins us as Professor of Classics and Philosophy.  A leading scholar of Ancient Philosophy with wide ranging interests, George has a special interest in the philosophical movements of the post-Hellenistic period.  Before coming to Toronto he was Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the Department of Classics and Ancient … Read More

The Department Welcomes Michael Rosenthal

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Michael Rosenthal (PhD Chicago, 1996) will join us in July 2019 as Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, with appointments in both the Department and the Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and both his masters and doctorate in philosophy from the University … Read More

Paul Gooch Discusses Changing Universities on TVO’s The Agenda

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Prof. Paul Gooch was recently a guest on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss his new book, Course Correction: A Map for the Distracted University. He discusses the University’s mission, its relationship with government and free speech on campus. The full interview can be found below.

Felix Lambrecht receives Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Published: May 24, 2019

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On May 17th, 2019, the list of recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was made public, and we’re delighted to announce that our very own PhD student Felix Lambrecht has been appointed a Vanier Scholar. Felix Lambrecht’s research interests are in social and political philosophy and ethics. He is particularly … Read More