New Reading Group: Embodied Situated Cognition

We will be discussing issues concerning embodied and situated accounts of cognition. The plan is to begin with Larry Shapiro’s recent book “Embodied Cognition” (2011), following which we will look at other key work in this general area. Shapiro’s book offers a good starting point providing the most detailed and up to date overview of […]

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! http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/engaging-community/ Thanks to the people at Bridgeable for the great design work.  More to come…    

Speakers for 2013-14 Announced

The Rotman Institute has just announced its speakers for the 2013-2014 academic year. More information will follow as each event approaches, but for now, mark your calendars. Speakers and Events 2013-2014  

Women in Science, Philosophy, and Education: An Interview With Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholar, Melissa Jacquart

In 2012, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy provided Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholarships, valued at $10,000, to two incoming PhD students with a proposed research focus related to philosophy of science. Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholars are selected on the basis of exceptional academic merit, high research potential, and a record of engaging the public through service and […]

Fraud in science, and the more widespread impact of the incentives that beget it (Nicholas McGinnis)

The Guardian recently ran an article about fraud in the sciences, noting the institutional pressures placed on researchers that play a part in motivating misconduct: “A recent paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that since 1973, nearly a thousand biomedical papers have been retracted because someone cheated the system. […]

An Interview with Dr. Lainie Ross (By Nanette Ryan)

An Interview with Dr. Lainie Ross Dr. Lainie Ross is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and The College; and Associate Director of the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, at the University of Chicago. On November 2nd, Dr. Ross joined us at the Rotman Institute as […]