Over a decade ago, my spouse, Carissa, and I hopped on the Long Island Railway and zipped off to Princeton, New Jersey, to see Peter Singer speak for the first time. The event was an animal rights summit that coincided with the release of Singer’s 2002 edition of Animal Liberation. I have two vivid memories [...]
Rotman Institute postdoctoral fellow, Robert Foley, is guest editor on special issue of Consciousness and Cognition. The special issue, on the topic of blindsight, can be accessed here.
Congratulations to Rotman Institute Alumna, Jennifer Epp, who received the best student essay prize from the Canadian Philosophical Association. The title and abstract of Jennifer's essay are below. Title: Why the Epistemic Effects of Oppression Must Matter in Feminist Theory Abstract: For decades feminist theorists have carefully investigated aspects of oppression that affect people as knowers. But [...]
Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, has several new publications, including "The Bayesian Who Knew Too Much" at Synthese, and "Fair Numbers: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy" at Ergo (with Rotman Institute Alumnus, Guillaume Beaulac). Read more about Yann's work here.
Rotman Institute Alumnus, Spencer Hey, has been appointed Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School (Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics and the Center for Bioethics). Spencer is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. His work focus on methodological and ethical problems related to clinical trails. Read more about Spencer's research here.
The Rotman Institute and Brain and Mind Institute have recently welcomed many new additions into our families. One amazing feature of bringing new babies into the world is to witness, first hand, how our social brains develop, and to reflect on the various philosophical puzzles this information generates. Thankfully, several psychologists, developmental neuroscientists and philosophers have reflected [...]
Rotman Institute member, Charles Weijer, awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research
Charles Weijer of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities has been awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university. Two prizes are offered annually, one in the area broadly defined as the natural sciences and engineering, one in the [...]
The mission of the Rotman Institute is to bring philosophers into productive engagement with scientists, policy makers and the public. An important component of accomplishing this mission is building strong ties with our alumni and celebrating their accomplishments as they put their training into practice in academic, governmental and private spheres. Spencer Hey [...]
Women in Science, Philosophy, and Education: An Interview With Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholar, Melissa Jacquart
In 2012, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy provided Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholarships, valued at $10,000, to two incoming PhD students with a proposed research focus related to philosophy of science. Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholars are selected on the basis of exceptional academic merit, high research potential, and a record of engaging the public through service and [...]
S. Matthew Liao, director of the bioethics program at NYU, recently drew attention to important issues related to the use of propranolol to treat combat related post-traumatic stress disorder. In an interview published in the New York Times, Liao stated that a growing area of interest in the ethics of psychiatric therapy is the use [...]