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University Professor Emeritus Ian Hacking awarded Balzan Prize

2014-11-21 |

On November 20, in a ceremony in Rome, Italy, the 2014 Balzan Prize for Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind was awarded to University Professor Emeritus Ian Hacking. An extract from the prize citation reads: “For his fundamental and pioneering contributions to philosophy and the history of social and natural sciences, for the thematic breadth of his[Read more…]

2015 U of T Grad Conference

**Call For Papers ** Perspectives on the First Person: The Philosophical Significance of the First Person Point of View Keynote Speakers: David Chalmers and Carol Rovane April 30- May 1st   Many areas of philosophy struggle to reconcile the impartial, third personal point of view on the universe with the individual first person perspective. Philosophers[Read more…]

Johanna Thoma Wins Martha Lile Love Essay Award

2014-10-01 |

The recipient of this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award is Johanna Thoma, for her essay, “Temptation, Regret, and Risk-Taking”. Johanna joined the department in 2012 with a background in both philosophy and economics. She is currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Sergio Tenenbaum, Joseph Heath and Jonathan Weisberg. Her main research interests[Read more…]