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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Hot off the press: Fixing Reference by Imogen Dickie

2016-02-10 |

Congratulation to Imogen Dickie on her new book Fixing Reference! Here’s an excerpt from the blurb: “Imogen Dickie develops an account of aboutness-fixing for thoughts about ordinary objects, and of reference-fixing for the singular terms we use to express them. Extant discussions of this topic tread a weary path through descriptivist proposals, causalist alternatives, and attempts to[Read more…]

Francis Sparshott (1926-2015)

2015-12-13 |

Francis Sparshott, one of the Department’s most prominent scholars, died on August 24, 2015. We have posted an obituary (written by Mark Thornton) and a series of reflections about Francis (from his former students and colleagues) on our website. You can find the pages here and here.

APA Sanders Graduate Student Prize for Joshua Brandt

2015-11-01 |

Toronto PhD student Joshua Brandt is one of three winners of a Sanders Graduate Prize from the American Philosophical Association this year. He will read his prizewinning paper, “Partiality’s Negative Analogue,” at the January 2016 APA meetings in Washington, DC.  This paper explores relationships that may justify unfavourable treatment, potential counterparts to relationships like friendship[Read more…]

Hot off the press: Hume’s True Scepticism by Donald Ainslie

2015-09-14 |

Congratulation to Donald Ainslie on his new book Hume’s True Scepticism! Here’s an excerpt from the blurb: “David Hume is famous as a sceptical philosopher but the nature of his scepticism is difficult to pin down. Hume’s True Scepticism provides the first sustained interpretation of Part 4 of Book 1 of Hume’s Treatise, his deepest engagement with sceptical arguments.[Read more…]