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Bringing philosophers into productive engagement with scientists, policy makers and the public.

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Pursuing fundamental questions about how science works, the nature of scientific knowledge, how to use scientific knowledge wisely, and how to conduct research ethically.

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ROTMAN EVENTS

Learn about Rotman public lectures, our annual speakers series, and conferences we host on topics that are of current significance globally.

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MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Become a member, and pursue research in a welcoming intellectual community working at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences.

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ROTMAN MEMBERS

Meet our multidisciplinary team of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students working together to address a range of philosophical areas.

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ABOUT US

The challenges facing contemporary society are complex and multi-faceted, and do not fall neatly within disciplinary boundaries.

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy, founded in 2008, is a global leader in interdisciplinary research and training that responds to these challenges.

Inspired by Joseph Rotman’s recognition of the distinctive capacity of philosophy to clarify thinking about complex questions and to bridge intellectual divides, the Institute brings the benefits of philosophical thinking to the scientific community and the broader public.

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

August 2017 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin with a welcome to the 2017-18 school year--hope everyone had a great summer and is excited for the year ahead. The [...]

July 2017 Member News & Updates

We're very pleased to begin this month's post with exciting job news from some of our members. First, Samantha Brennan has been appointed the new [...]

Remaining videos from Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime Conference

Remaining videos from the 2017 Annual Rotman Conference, Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime, have been published. The complete conference playlist can be found on [...]

  • Original artwork by Kaća Bradonjic. Part of the “Projections” series, inspired by Carlo Rovelli, “Space and Time (or not?) in Loop Quantum Gravity”.

Videos from Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime Conference

The 2017 Annual Rotman Conference, Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime, was held here at Western from June 12-14. We are very pleased to shared [...]

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INSTITUTE FUNDING

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is jointly funded through donations by the Rotman Family Foundation, and funds from Western University. Additional funding has been granted from other organizations, listed below. This funding is integral to the ongoing work of the Institute, and very appreciated.