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

RESEARCH PROJECTS

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

September 2018 Member News & Updates

This month came with one particularly exciting piece of news--Sarah Gallagher, an associate faculty member of the Institute, was named as the first-ever Science Advisor to [...]

2018 Rotman Research Fair

On Friday, September 21st, we will be holding our annual research fair. This event is an opportunity for current Western graduate students interested in learning [...]

August 2018 Member News & Updates

In August we were pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral fellow to the Institute, Vicente Raja. His research interests are distributed among philosophy, experimental psychology, and [...]

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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.