Philosophy News

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

In the News: Paul Gooch on Face Masks

Published: May 5, 2020

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They are becoming more prevalent on our streets and in grocery stores: face masks, some of them medical grade, many of them homemade. And while some countries, such as Vietnam, Argentina, and Germany, have made the wearing of masks in public settings mandatory, their use remains a mere recommendation in … Read More

David Dyzenhaus Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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We are pleased to announce that David Dyzenhaus, a University Professor of law and of philosophy, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. It is one of the world’s most distinguished honours for mid-career academics who have produced groundbreaking scholarly work and continue to show exceptional promise for future research. Dyzenhaus joined U … Read More

Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen on Their Year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities

Published: April 17, 2020

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For 2019–2020, the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) chose “Strange Weather” as the annual theme for its Circle of Fellows. Two of our undergraduates, Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen, spent the academic year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities. Smith, a fourth-year student double-majoring in Philosophy and Peace, Conflict, and … Read More