Does a Womb Make You a Woman?

Check out the article written by Katy Fulfer and Angel Petropanagos for the IJFAB blog:    


Interviews With Andrew Peterson and Robert Foley

Check out interviews with two members of the Rotman Institute!  These interviews were conducted by Rotman Institute PhD student Shawn Bartlet for CHRW Community Radio and aired April 2nd. Andrew Peterson is a PhD student and in this interview he discusses his work on the ethics of research involving patients in vegetative states.   Andrew […]


Interviews with Robert Foley and Jody Culham

Below are interviews with Jody Culham and Robert Foley who are working on different aspects of  perception as part of a partnership between the Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.  Jody Culham is professor in the psychology department and is studying the neuroscience of perception and action.  Robert Foley holds a joint post-doc between the […]

Michela Massimi Video Now Up

Check out Michela Massimi’s talk on Prespectival Realism: The talk was part of the Rotman Lecture Series (Nov 8th, 2013)

The Rasouli Decision: A Response to Arthur Schafer

by Reuven Brandt The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued a ruling about the unilateral removal of life support by physicians.  The case centers on Mr. Rasouli, who is minimally conscious, requires life support and, according his physicians, has little chance of recovering.  Doctors sought to have Mr. Rasouli removed from life support against the […]

New Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics

The Rotman Institute is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroethics.  More information can be found here:

Naomi Oreskes’ Talk Now Online

Dr. Oreskes’ talk can now be viewed on our youtube page:

New Public Engagement Page

Check out our new public engagement site and be sure to try the ethics test at the bottom of the page! Thanks to the people at Bridgeable for the great design work.  More to come…    

Schedule for Annual Western Philosophy of Physics Conference

Here is the schedule for the Annual Western Philosophy of Physics Conference: Friday, May17th in Stevnson Hall 1145 9:30 a.m Jill North (Cornell University) “The Structure of Spacetime: A New Approach to the Spacetime Ontology Debate” 11:00 Erik Curiel (University of Western Ontario, Rotman Institute of Philosophy) “On the Existence of Spacetime Structure” wedding flowers […]

Logic, Math and Physics Conferences this weekend!

Join us on May 18-19, 2013 for the thirteenth annual Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics (LMP13) graduate student conference in philosophy at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. LMP13 will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. We are […]