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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

January 2018 Member News and Updates

This past month we hosted our first talk since moving into our new office space on campus in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building. On January [...]

  • December 2017 Rotman News

December 2017 Member News & Updates

For the final edition of Rotman member news for 2017, our members have several important updates to share. One exciting announcement regards Derek Oswick who [...]

Congratulations to the 2017 Rotman PhD Graduates

It's the final day before we depart for the winter break, and before doing so we'd like to take a moment to recognize the three [...]

  • November 2017 member news

November 2017 Member News & Updates

In January of next year, Henrik Lagerlund will be leaving Western University to begin a new position as professor in the history of philosophy at [...]

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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.