Sonia Sedivy

Associate Professor and Chair, UTSC Philosophy Department
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BA (Toronto), PhD (Pittsburgh)

Sonia Sedivy received her Honours B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her primary research and teaching interests are in the philosophy of mind, especially the philosophy of perception, in the philosophy of art and in the later work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

She has just published Beauty and the End of Art: Wittgenstein, Plurality and Perception, which uses her approach to perception and her understanding of Wittgenstein to offer a new understanding of beauty and art while also addressing the question whether the tradition of Western art came to an end with the end of modernism.




UTSC Office

Philosophy Hall (PO 102), Office P113
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Tel: 416-287-7159

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Secondary Office

Department of Philosophy
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George St., Rm. 513
Tel: 416-978-3311

Research Interests:  
philosophy of mind, perception, and philosophy of art

— “Beauty and the End of Art: Wittgenstein, Plurality and Perception”

— “Starting Afresh with Disjunctivism: Perceptual Engagement with the World”

— “Minds: Contents without Vehicles”

— “Wittgenstein Against Interpretation”

— “Wittgenstein’s Diagnosis of Empiricism’s Third Dogma”