What started as a 4-page black-and-white newsletter in 1991 has now evolved into a full-colour, glossy, 30+ page annual philosophy magazine with compelling features and interviews from around our discipline’s community in Toronto and beyond. We’re very proud to present the latest issue of Philosophy News!
We’ll be publishing individual articles from the News here on our website over the coming days, but we also invite you to read through the PDF of the whole issue online.
In this latest issue, we decided to highlight two topics of which we are especially proud: our alumni and our research mission. In interviews, renowned philosopher Charles Mills (PhD, 1985) and technology entrepreneur Deepak Ramachandran (BA, 1991) share impressions of their time at U of T and how it impacted their future careers.
Perhaps most compellingly, you can read about some of the exciting research happening here in epistemology (in which our department has a particular strength) through accounts of the various projects undertaken by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Including such thought-provoking topics as “Cheshire Cat Partial Beliefs” (by Postdoctoral Fellow Stefan Lukits) and “The Puzzle of Intellectual Autonomy” (by Associate Professor David Barnett), our profile on epistemology hopefully gives an insight into the vibrancy of and diversity in this field.
In another research profile, Professor Arthur Ripstein takes us through the specifics of his Killam-funded project on Kant and the laws of war. In 2019, Professor Ripstein will present the results
of his research in the Tanner Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the most prestigious lecture series in ethics and related fields. If you have particular interest in political and legal philosophy, now’s your chance to get acquainted with the scope and goals of this important project.
In other news, the magazine also lists the impressive awards and achievements of our remarkable alumni, current students, and faculty, including Assistant Professor Andrew Franklin-Hall‘s Connaught New Researcher Award, PhD candidate Charles Dalrymple-Fraser‘s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, alumnus Rima Basu‘s APA Sanders Graduate Student Award, and much more.
We hope you enjoy reading through the latest issue of Philosophy News. Print copies of the magazine will be mailed out to our alumni, friends, and networks in early May 2018, so keep an eye out for your copy in the mail (some copies of Philosophy News will be mailed out together with the new issue of U of T Magazine).