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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…]

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…]

Brian Embry, PhD wins 2015 Savan Dissertation Prize

2016-04-05 |

Congratulations to Brian Embry on winning this year’s David Savan Dissertation Prize. In a field of very strong candidates, Brian’s thesis, Truth and Truth-making in 17th-Century Scholasticism, (abstract available here) stood out as best exemplifying the virtues of “originality, rigour and good writing,” the criteria of the prize.  The Savan Prize is now awarded annually, and[Read more…]

Jacob Stump wins 2015 MLL Teaching Award

2016-02-29 |

The 2015 winner of the Martha Lile Love Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy, chosen from among graduate instructors who taught courses on any of the three University of Toronto campuses between September 2014 and August 2015, is Jacob Stump for his PHL 273 H1S Environmental Ethics, SG, Summer 2015 The Martha Lile Love Committee was[Read more…]

Nick Stang new Canada Research Chair

2016-02-11 |

Congratulations to Nick Stang, who has just been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Metaphysics and its History. He is one of 34 new Canada Research Chairs at the University of Toronto. The announcement was made on February 9 by Kirsty Duncan, the federal minister of science. Nick’s project will reexamine Immanuel Kant’s criticism[Read more…]