July 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this month's post by congratulating Marie Gueguen (supervised by Chris Smeenk) who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "On Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Surplus Structure and Artifacts in Scientific Theories”, on July 23. This September Marie will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University [...]

2019-08-02T13:02:04-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Members|

May & June 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this bi-monthly post with news of an exciting addition to the Institute: please join us in welcoming Francesca Vidotto, chosen for the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Foundations of Physics, a joint position between philosophy and applied mathematics. Francesca's recent research has focused in part on clarifying the phenomenology of [...]

2019-07-03T10:01:12-04:00June 27th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

April 2019 Member News & Updates

We're very pleased to make the official announcement that Anthony Skelton will be serving as Acting Director of the Institute (effective July 1, 2019) during the next academic year. Anthony previously served as Associate Director of the Institute from 2014-18, and as a member of the steering committee during that time. Please join us in [...]

2019-05-03T13:58:05-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Events, Members, Rotman News|

March 2019 Member News & Updates

The Institute hosted three visitors in March: Stathis Psillos, Anjan Chakravartty, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. During his stay, Stathis Psillos taught a graduate seminar titled, "What is a Law of Nature?". He also gave commentary during a Rotman Dialogue with Anjan Chakravartty, based on his book, "Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology”. Chakravartty [...]

2019-04-16T08:44:41-04:00April 10th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

January 2019 Member News & Updates

This month the Institute's annual public lecture series, prepared in partnership with the London Public Library and Western's department of philosophy, began. This year's series, Happiness and Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives, has been exceptionally successful. Talks by Samantha Brennan, Anthony Skelton, and Rachel Margolis all took place in January. The final talk of the series, by [...]

2019-02-07T11:45:59-04:00February 7th, 2019|Members, 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|

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|