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Philosophy of Dark Energy Workshop: March 8 – 10, 2019

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming workshop, Philosophy of Dark Energy, to be held in Irvine, California. PHILOSOPHY OF DARK ENERGY WORKSHOP March 8 - 10, 2019 University of California, Irvine In the late 1990s, scientists working on the High-Z Supernovae Search Team and the Supernova Cosmology Project provided the first evidence that the [...]

2019-01-08T10:06:28-04:00January 8th, 2019|Philosophy of Cosmology|

Top 10 Rotman Videos of 2018

The Rotman Institute YouTube channel continues to grow, and is currently up to over 3,300 subscribers. With videos from our annual speakers series, Institute hosted academic conferences, and unique events like our Rotman Dialogues, our channel includes content on a range of philosophical topics and areas. Listed below are our top 10 most popular [...]

2018-12-19T11:49:02-04:00December 31st, 2018|Rotman News|

Congratulations to the 2018 Rotman PhD Graduates!

In 2018, four of our graduate student members successfully defended their doctoral theses. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! FRÉDÉRIC-ISMAEL BANVILLE A Practical and Practice-Sensitive Account of Science as Problem-Solving Defense Poster DANIEL BOOTH Empirical Evidence and the Multiple Realization of Mental [...]

2018-12-19T11:51:23-04:00December 21st, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

November 2018 Member News and Updates

We're thrilled to begin our news for this month with two exciting announcements. First, Gillian Barker was the winner of the 2018 PSA Women's Caucus Prize in Feminist Philosophy of Science for her recent book, Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World. The full announcement from the PSA Women's Caucus can be seen here. Please join [...]

2018-12-04T09:33:43-04:00December 4th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

3rd Annual Rotman Philosophical Photography Contest

As we've done for the past two years, once again, the Rotman Institute will be recognizing World Philosophy Day with the launch of our annual philosophical photography contest. Philosophical concepts may be abstract and difficult to convey. Can a photograph show what we cannot say? Can you capture a philosophical concept in a photograph? [...]

2019-01-08T14:19:31-04:00November 15th, 2018|Rotman News|

October 2018 Member News & Updates

This month we were honoured to welcome a new visiting fellow to the Institute, Dr. Diane O’Leary. Diane works on issues related to the mind and body in medicine, and has most recently worked as a Visiting Scholar in Neuroethics at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. She describes her current [...]

2018-11-07T08:25:02-04:00November 6th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

September 2018 Member News & Updates

This month came with one particularly exciting piece of news--Sarah Gallagher, an associate faculty member of the Institute, was named as the first-ever Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency. She will report directly to the CSA President, Sylvain Laporte, to shape Canada's future direction in space science and champion Canadian space research. She will also [...]

2018-10-03T10:45:45-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

2018 Rotman Research Fair

On Friday, September 21st, we will be holding our annual research fair. This event is an opportunity for current Western graduate students interested in learning about the Institute, and opportunities for graduate student membership, to visit our workspace and meet with us. ROTMAN INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY RESEARCH FAIR Friday, September 21st 3:00 - 5:00 pm [...]

2018-09-14T10:43:37-04:00September 14th, 2018|Events, Rotman News|

August 2018 Member News & Updates

In August we were pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral fellow to the Institute, Vicente Raja. His research interests are distributed among philosophy, experimental psychology, and plant science. He will be working on the Neural Reuse, Embodied Cognition, and Dynamic-Systems Approaches to the Brain research project (new project page coming soon!) with Michael Anderson. Please join us [...]

2018-09-11T09:02:55-04:00September 11th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|