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 Dean of Arts at the University of Guelph. She will begin her five-year term in January 2018. She will be deeply missed here at Western, but we wish her the […]

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 our YouTube channel. Videos of all Rotman Institute of Philosophy events can be viewed on our YouTube channel–subscribe to be notified whenever new videos are added. Tessa Baker (University of […]

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 videos from the first five talks–we’ll have more to share later this week. In addition to these videos, a photo album from the conference can be viewed on our Flickr […]

June Member News and Updates

This month, members of the Rotman Institute hosted three annual conferences: the Rotman 2017 Annual Conference, Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime; the 2017 Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference (LMP); and the 2017 PhilMiLCog Graduate Student Conference. In addition to these events, other member activities for the month are listed below in […]

May Member News & Updates

May was an eventful month for members of the Institute. 34 Rotman members participated in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences that began at the end of May. (A detailed listing of Rotman member sessions at Congress can be seen here. Please note that the original post did not include Catherine Stinson, who […]

Rotman Institute Member Sessions at Congress 2017

This year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will take place on May 27 – June 2 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Rotman Institute members will be participating in numerous sessions throughout the congress. If you’re attending this year’s congress, we invite you to attend these sessions and learn about some of the exciting […]

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April Member News & Updates

Rotman members took part in a variety of conferences, gave a number of talks, and had some new publications during the month of April. In addition, the final Rotman event of the term took place on April 6–a public lecture by Hanna Pickard: Why Do Addicts Use? Getting Real about Drugs, Identity, and Adversity. Video of […]

Large & small scale structures in CDM (left) and SIDM (right)

WWKPD – A Popperian Tale Gone Wrong

by Siska De Baerdemaeker In February, UC Irvine hosted the Methodology and Epistemology in Cosmology Conference, an event that brought together physical scientists and philosophers of science to explore different areas in cosmology that call for methodological innovation, and the epistemological consequences thereof. At the conclusion of the conference, I could not help but think […]

Hanna Pickard

Interview with Dr. Hanna Pickard

by Meghan Winsby Hanna Pickard is a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, where she specializes in philosophy of mind and psychiatry and clinical ethics. Additionally, she works as a therapist for a NHS specialist service for people with personality disorder and complex needs. Professor Pickard visited the Rotman Institute of Philosophy from […]

Photos & Videos from Responsible Robotics Events

We are very pleased to share the following photos and videos taken during the event series on responsible robotics and robot ethics we hosted last month. Please note that additional photos from these events can be seen on the Rotman Institute Flickr account. Thank you to Philippos Papayannopoulos for taking these wonderful photos! Panel Discussion: […]