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March 2019 Member News & Updates

The Institute hosted three visitors in March: Stathis Psillos, Anjan Chakravartty, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. During his stay, Stathis Psillos taught a graduate seminar titled, "What is a Law of Nature?". He also gave commentary during a Rotman Dialogue with Anjan Chakravartty, based on his book, "Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology”. Chakravartty [...]

2019-04-16T08:44:41+00:00April 10th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

3rd Annual Philosophical Photography Contest Winner

It's been another year, and we've had another round of fantastic entries to our annual Philosophical Photography Contest. As in years past, people were invited to submit photos that managed to capture an abstract philosophical concept in a creative way. Once again, our judges had a very difficult time choosing a winner. Photos were judged [...]

2019-04-09T11:58:38+00:00April 8th, 2019|Rotman News|

January 2019 Member News & Updates

This month the Institute's annual public lecture series, prepared in partnership with the London Public Library and Western's department of philosophy, began. This year's series, Happiness and Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives, has been exceptionally successful. Talks by Samantha Brennan, Anthony Skelton, and Rachel Margolis all took place in January. The final talk of the series, by [...]

2019-02-07T11:45:59+00:00February 7th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

2019 Essay Prize in Philosophy of Cosmology

The purpose of this competition is to promote new work in the emerging interdisciplinary field of philosophy of cosmology, in particular by encouraging scholars at all career stages to consider the central questions in this area. We solicit papers on any topic concerning the philosophy of cosmology. We are particularly (but not exclusively) interested [...]

Philosophy of Dark Energy Workshop: March 8 – 10, 2019

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming workshop, Philosophy of Dark Energy, to be held in Irvine, California. PHILOSOPHY OF DARK ENERGY WORKSHOP March 8 - 10, 2019 University of California, Irvine In the late 1990s, scientists working on the High-Z Supernovae Search Team and the Supernova Cosmology Project provided the first evidence that the [...]

2019-01-08T10:06:28+00:00January 8th, 2019|Philosophy of Cosmology|

Top 10 Rotman Videos of 2018

The Rotman Institute YouTube channel continues to grow, and is currently up to over 3,300 subscribers. With videos from our annual speakers series, Institute hosted academic conferences, and unique events like our Rotman Dialogues, our channel includes content on a range of philosophical topics and areas. Listed below are our top 10 most popular [...]

2018-12-19T11:49:02+00:00December 31st, 2018|Rotman News|

Congratulations to the 2018 Rotman PhD Graduates!

In 2018, four of our graduate student members successfully defended their doctoral theses. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! FRÉDÉRIC-ISMAEL BANVILLE A Practical and Practice-Sensitive Account of Science as Problem-Solving Defense Poster DANIEL BOOTH Empirical Evidence and the Multiple Realization of Mental [...]

2018-12-19T11:51:23+00:00December 21st, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

November 2018 Member News and Updates

We're thrilled to begin our news for this month with two exciting announcements. First, Gillian Barker was the winner of the 2018 PSA Women's Caucus Prize in Feminist Philosophy of Science for her recent book, Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World. The full announcement from the PSA Women's Caucus can be seen here. Please join [...]

2018-12-04T09:33:43+00:00December 4th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|