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.
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…]
It is a pleasure to announce that Manish Oza is the winner of the 2015 Martha Lile Love Essay Award. Reviewing all nominated essays anonymously, our prize committee judged his paper “Hegel and Formal Idealism” to be the best in a strong field of nominees. Manish is a Qualifying Year student in our JD/PhD program.[Read more…]