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Rotman Institute at the Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting 2016

Again this year, Rotman Institute faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and alumni are presenting on a number of topics at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA). The conference takes place from November 2 – 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond presenting papers, Institute members are also presenting research posters related [...]

Brian Leiter Updates Philosophy Department Rankings for Fall 2016

Every few years, the Philosophical Gourmet Report assesses philosophy departments around the world, as well as the various areas of philosophical specialization. In fall 2016, Brian Leiter (who along with Berit Brogaard, edits the report) did a less formal update to these rankings based on faculty changes since the publication of the most recent report [...]

2016-10-18T10:06:44+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Rotman News|

In Memory of Cesare Romagnoli

A Remembrance by Dr. James A. Overton: Dr. Cesare Romagnoli died last week after a long fight with cancer. He was a radiologist by vocation, a philosopher by disposition, a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy by invitation, and a good friend by innate talent. I cannot do justice to the complex person that [...]

2015-11-12T11:43:56+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Rotman News|

Ground-breaking Ethical Framework for Functional MRI Research

After severe brain injury, one of the key challenges for medical doctors is to determine the patient’s prognosis. Who will do well? Who will not do well? Physicians need to know this, and families need to know this too, to address choices regarding the continuation of life supporting therapies. However, current prognostication methods are insufficient [...]

2016-03-24T10:49:06+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Neuroscience|

Rotman Members among most cited living philosophers

Rotman Institute Members Charles Weijer (Western University) and Stathis Psillos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) were listed among the top 91 most cited living philosophers in an article on Leiter Reports which compiled information from public Google Scholar pages. Weijer was number 54 on the list, with 4,375 citations, and Psillos was 84th, with [...]

2016-07-19T15:28:00+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Rotman News|

Deborah Fox is our new Event Marketing Assistant

                    The Rotman Institute has hired Deborah Fox as our new Event Marketing Assistant. Deborah will help attract new audiences to Institute events, and has already been organizing our YouTube archives (which for various historical reasons are spread out over three different channels). The video organizing [...]

2016-01-29T11:45:14+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Staff|

Tonight: 100 Years in Einstein’s Universe

This is a reminder about the public talk about Einstein at the Wolf Performance Hall this evening at 7pm. The talk will also be live-streamed online on the pages linked below, and will soon appear on our YouTube channel. Details on the talk follows below. Gravity, Geometry, and Philosophy: 100 Years in Einstein's Universe - [...]

2016-01-29T11:52:38+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Einstein at Rotman, Events|

Two great speakers in one week (March 2nd and 6th)

Next week, the Rotman Institute welcomes two outstanding speakers. Robert DiSalle will speak on March 2nd on Gravity, Geometry, Philosophy: 100 Years in Einstein's Universe, and Elisabeth Lloyd will give a talk titled The Orgasm Wars, about the evolutionary puzzle of the female orgasm.Both talks will also be live-streamed online on the pages linked below, [...]

2016-01-29T11:53:16+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Einstein at Rotman, Events, Philosophy of Biology|