Philosophy News

In Memoriam Fred F. Wilson (1937-2023)

Published: January 13, 2023

Posted In: , , , , ,

The Department of Philosophy is deeply saddened by the death of our colleague, Professor Emeritus FRSC Fred F. Wilson, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Wilson—an indefatigable scholar and dedicated teacher who also found time for a series of active service roles—worked in, and helped shape, … Read More

Arthur Ripstein Honoured with Journal of the History of Philosophy Prize

Published: January 4, 2023

Posted In:

Arthur Ripstein, a University Professor in Department of Philosophy and the Faculty of Law and, has been awarded the 2022 Journal of the History of Philosophy Prize, which celebrates philosophical and scholarly achievement. The prize is awarded to a book published in the previous year (according to the copyright date) that deserves special recognition … Read More

Two New Philosophy PhDs

Published: January 3, 2023

Posted In: , ,

We are delighted to announce that two more of our PhD students, Lisa Doerksen and Michaela Manson, have successfully defended their dissertations and thereby concluded their graduate studies. Lisa wrote her thesis, titled “Finding Oneself in the World,” under the supervision of Gurpreet Rattan. Michaela, writing under the guidance of … Read More

Welcome, Avia Pasternak

Published: December 19, 2022

Posted In: , , ,

We are thrilled to announce that on January 1, 2023, Avia Pasternak will join us as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at UTSC and in the Graduate Department of Philosophy on the St. George campus. Professor Pasternak is a political philosopher whose work has centred on … Read More

Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration: In Conversation with Alexandra Gustafson

Published:

Posted In: , ,

In 2022, the Martha Lile Love Teaching Award went to Alexandra Gustafson for her outstanding work teaching PHL388 – Literature and Philosophy. The committee singled out for praise her course’s design, timely theme, approach to accessibility, and innovative lecture format. Besides being a committed teacher, Gustafson, a published scholar of the philosophy of … Read More

Spencer Albert Wins the 2022 Martha Lile Love Essay Award

Published: December 15, 2022

Posted In:

It is our pleasure to announce Spencer Albert as the winner of this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award. The prize committee described his essay, “How Commodity Fetishism Undermines Desert-Based Arguments against Redistribution and Reparations,” in the following manner: “Spencer argues that a significant barrier to shifting public opinion on … Read More

Happy Holidays 2022

Published:

Posted In: ,

The Department of Philosophy wishes everyone a joyful and restorative holiday season, and a peaceful, healthy. and happy beginning to 2023. The department will be closed between 12 PM, December 20, 2022, and January 2, 2023. Between January 3 and 6, the administrative offices on the St. George campus will … Read More

Alexandra Gustafson Honoured with 2022 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 2, 2022

Posted In: , ,

The department is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2022 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award: Alexandra Gustafson received the honour for her outstanding work teaching PHL388 – Literature and Philosophy. The committee was impressed with her course’s design, timely theme, approach to accessibility, and innovative lecture format. Alexandra joins a long list of award winners since … Read More

Our Latest PhDs

Published:

Posted In: , ,

Congratulations to the three latest PhDs to emerge from our program: John Bunke already successfully defended his dissertation in late September. Written under the supervision of Gurpreet Rattan, it was titled “Metaphysics in Context.” More recently, Jack Beaulieu passed his thesis defense with flying colours on November 29, 2022. He … Read More

St. George Undergraduate Awards 2022

Published: November 22, 2022

Posted In: , ,

November 17, 2022, marked not only the day of our much-applauded UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture with Agnes Callard (Chicago) but also the moment at which we announced the St. George undergraduate award winners for 2022. Congratulations to all successful candidates! Justin Gharibo, Scotia Capital Markets Bursary in Philosophy Aman … Read More

Canada Graduate and SSHRC Doctoral Awards

Published: November 21, 2022

Posted In: , ,

Congratulations to the master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Philosophy who recently received Canada Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Doctoral Fellowships. Our award winners are: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship—Andriy Bilenkyy CGS-D—Michael Law-Smith CGS-M—Marley Greenberg, Ariel LaFayette, Marybel Menzies, Aidan Perreault, Zachary Schauer, … Read More

CNRS—U of T Twin Research Scholars Award for Michael Miller and IHPST/Paris Colleague Vincent Ardourel

Published: November 17, 2022

Posted In: , ,

Congratulations to the department’s Michael Miller and his colleague Vincent Ardourel (Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology/Université de Paris 1) for receiving a 2022 CNRS—U of T Twin Research Scholars Award for their project titled “New Directions in Philosophy of Physics: Approximation, Precision, and Discreteness.” The … Read More