Philosophy News

Care, Hope, Action, Change: A Conversation with C Dalrymple-Fraser

Published: April 9, 2021

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At the end of March, C Dalrymple-Fraser, one of the department’s PhD students and course instructors, received recognition for their dedication to accessible, equitable, and practice-based undergraduate instruction in the form of a Superior Graduate Student Course Instructor Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts & Science. C’s PHL382 course, … Read More

Rashad Rehman Wins Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for 2020 CPP Conference

Published: March 9, 2021

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PhD student Rashad Rehman has received the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the 2020 Annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) Conference for his essay “Pieper’s Defense of Aquinas on Peace.” The yearly conference had been rescheduled to January of this year from October 2020 because of the current coronavirus … Read More

New Book on Kant by Owen Ware

Published: March 5, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Owen Ware on the publication of his latest book, Kant’s Justification of Ethics (Oxford University Press). Blending historical and analytical methods of interpretation, Ware’s new work offers a novel reading of Kant’s foundational arguments for freedom and morality, as well as of Kant’s theories of moral feeling, moral motivation, … Read More

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