Cross-posted from Dan Hicks’ personal blog. Starting in September, I will be an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, working in the EPA’s Chemical Safety for Sustainability [CSS] program. I’ve actually known about this for almost two months, but only received the paperwork making things official this week. (I’m taking this as my first introduction […]
The 14th Annual Philosophy of Physics conference, Conceptions of Empirical Success, was held in Honor of Bill Harper’s retirement in 2010, and was organized by Wayne Myrvold. It features speakers on topics to which Harper made important contributions — in particular, historical approaches to questions of empirical success and decision theory.
This Rotman Lecture concerns John Locke’s practical and theoretical interest in measurement. Locke’s fascination with the measurement of weight, distance, time and monetary value is evident throughout his notebooks, journal and correspondence. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that it features in his philosophical reflections as early as Drafts A and B of the Essay concerning Human Understanding (1671) […]
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 […]
The Rotman Institute has hired Debra Fox as our new Event Marketing Assistant. Debra 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 […]
Rotman Institute postdoctoral fellow, Robert Foley, is guest editor on special issue of Consciousness and Cognition. The special issue, on the topic of blindsight, can be accessed here.
Congratulations to Rotman Institute Alumna, Jennifer Epp, who received the best student essay prize from the Canadian Philosophical Association. The title and abstract of Jennifer’s essay are below. Title: Why the Epistemic Effects of Oppression Must Matter in Feminist Theory Abstract: For decades feminist theorists have carefully investigated aspects of oppression that affect people as knowers. But […]
Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, has several new publications, including “The Bayesian Who Knew Too Much” at Synthese, and “Fair Numbers: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy” at Ergo (with Rotman Institute Alumnus, Guillaume Beaulac). Read more about Yann’s work here.
Rotman Institute Alumnus, Spencer Hey, has been appointed Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School (Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics and the Center for Bioethics). Spencer is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. His work focus on methodological and ethical problems related to clinical trails. Read more about Spencer’s research here.
Wayne C. Myrvold has started a petition in favour of Canadian scientists’ right to freely communicate their results to the public.