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

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…]

Margaret Morrison elected to Royal Society

Congratulations to Margaret Morrison on being elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  The Royal Society was established in 1882 and functions as Canada’s National Academy. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Here’s an extract[Read more…]

Balzan Styles of Reasoning Research Project (2015-2019)

2015-09-01 |

The Department of Philosophy has just begun a major five-year research project on the theme of Styles of Reasoning. Made possible by the 2014 Balzan Prize awarded to University Professor Emeritus Ian Hacking, this project offers generous financial support to Toronto graduate students working in the Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and Mathematics,[Read more…]