General, Graduate, St George

Ainslie Wins JHP Book Prize

2016-12-10 |

Congratulations to Donald Ainslie! He has been awarded the 2016 Journal of the History of Philosophy prize for the best book in the history of philosophy published in 2015. He receives this award for his book Hume’s True Scepticism (OUP 2015). This is a great honor and recognition for an outstanding philosophical and scholarly achievement. Well done,[Read more…]

Eran Tal (PhD 2012) Wins Popper Essay Prize 2016

2016-12-10 |

Congratulations to Eran Tal on having been awarded the Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize 2016. The Prize is awarded annually for the best paper appearing in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He received the prize jointly with Elizabeth Irvine. For more information about Eran’s award-winning article see here. Eran finished his PhD in 2012 and[Read more…]

Prof. Emeritus Joseph Boyle (1942 – 2016)

2016-09-27 |

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our colleague and friend Prof. Emeritus Joseph Boyle. Joe’s research interests were moral philosophy, ethical theory and applied ethics, natural law, Thomistic ethics and bioethics;  in recent years he taught the graduate class in bioethics.  Joe served the Philosophy Department as St. George Chair (with Amy Mullin[Read more…]

Cambridge Pragmatism — New Book by Cheryl Misak

2016-09-17 |

Cambridge Pragmatism – From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein, the new book by Cheryl Misak, has just been published by Oxford University Press. Congratulations, Cheryl! Here is an excerpt from the book description: “Cheryl Misak offers a strikingly new view of the development of philosophy in the twentieth century. Pragmatism, the home-grown philosophy[Read more…]

Jessica Wright wins CPA Student Essay Prize

2016-06-10 |

Jessica Wright, with her paper entitled “Disassociating Implicit Attitudes”, has won one of two first prizes awarded by Dialogue, the bilingual journal of the Canadian Philosophical Association.  Up to three prizes are awarded each year to papers submitted by students for the Annual Congress of the CPA. Papers submitted by students are double-blind refereed together with[Read more…]

Arthur Ripstein New University Professor

2016-06-02 |

Congratulations to Arthur Ripstein on his promotion to the rank of University Professor. University Professor is the highest professorial rank at the University of Toronto and it is usually reserved to less than two per cent of the tenured faculty. This is a great honour for Arthur and the two disciplines represented in his outstanding work: Philosophy[Read more…]

Four Faculty Members Awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

2016-05-03 |

Congratulations to Karolina Hübner, Peter King, Martin Pickavé, and Andrew Sepielli on their success in the past round of the Insight grant competition of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The topics of the funded projects range from “Spinoza on Being” (Hübner) and “Moral Uncertainty and its Practical Implications” (Sepielli) to[Read more…]