Climate Change: What is to be done? A public panel discussion - Tonight - October 23

Free Public Panel on Climate Change: tonight

We invite you to join us for a free public panel discussion tonight, Thursday, October 23, 2014 titled Climate Change: What is to be done? The panel will be held in 1200 Spencer Engineering Building on Western University’s campus in London, Ontario. Free parking is available at the Alumni/Thompson Lot off the Alumni Hall traffic […]

Conference registration date extended – Program online

The deadline date to register for the upcoming Annual Rotman Institute Conference has been extended to October 17, 2014. Registration for Knowledge and Models in Climate Science: Philosophical, Historical, and Scientific Perspectives, which is from October 24-26 in London, Ontario is here. Note that the draft program for the conference is now available on the […]

Babies, Developmental Neuroscience, and Philosophy

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 […]


Coffee Break: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During our last Rotman Coffee Break, hosted by PhD student Emma Ryman, Rotman Members discussed the ethics of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We questioned whether it encouraged people to donate for the wrong reasons, whether there are more effective charities or pressing causes we ought to be donating to instead, or whether all the criticism of the Ice […]

Research Poster about Organisms, History, and the Biological Character Concept by Shari Monner from the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University.

Future Approaches for Philosophy of Biology

The Calgary Summit of Philosophers of Science hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary  is quickly approaching. This meeting of philosophers of biology from throughout Canada will be focused on Future Approaches for Philosophy of Biology. In addition to a series of discussions, the Summit will also include something relatively new to […]

The Science of Climate Change: A three-part crash course - Sept 15, 17, 19

Library Speaker Series on Climate Change: The Philosophical Issues

Library Speaker Series Each October, the Department of Philosophy at Western initiates a public speakers’ series at the London Public Library (Central Branch, 251 Dundas St, Stevenson & Hunt room, 1st Floor). 7:00 p.m.   Fall 2014 Series Climate Change: The Philosophical Issues   October 8, 2014 What Do You Bring to a Street Fight?Wayne […]