Report from Down Under: Visiting the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics

I recently returned from a 3-month study period at the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE). While I was there I was able to attend numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as meet regularly with my gracious host supervisor, Professor Wendy Rogers. One of the highlights from my trip was attending […]

Andrew Peterson featured on episode of CBC Ideas from the Trenches

Rotman doctoral candidate, Andrew Peterson, is researching the ethical issues that stem from testing brain-injured patients for consciousness. On May 4th, his work was featured on an episode of the CBC radio program, Ideas from the Trenches. The series, hosted by Paul Kennedy, focuses on research being conducted by graduate students at universities across Canada. […]

Congratulations to the 2015 Rotman PhD Graduates

The fall semester has officially come to a close, and as we prepare to break for the holidays, The Rotman Institute would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of some of our student members. 2015 has been an exciting year — we’ve had seven Rotman graduate students successfully defend their theses. Their names, along with the titles […]

Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Emma Ryman, Giving Two Talks This Month

During this month, Rotman Institute of Philosophy graduate student, Emma Ryman, is giving two talks. The first talk, given last week at Brock University, was at the symposium, Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice. She presented a paper entitled, “The Patient Worker: A Model for Transnational Human Subjects Research and Contract Pregnancy”, along […]

New Publication From Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Jamie Shaw

Rotman Institute graduate student, Jamie Shaw, has a new publication in Gnosis entitled, “Moderate Moderation: The Mean of Excess”. This paper argues that Aristotle’s ‘doctrine of the mean’ should not be interpreted as saying that the mean is purely context dependent but, rather, on considerations of the good life as a whole. This is accomplished […]

New Publications From Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Yann Benétreau-Dupin

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.

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 […]

Interviews With Andrew Peterson and Robert Foley

Check out interviews with two members of the Rotman Institute!  These interviews were conducted by Rotman Institute PhD student Shawn Bartlet for CHRW Community Radio and aired April 2nd. Andrew Peterson is a PhD student and in this interview he discusses his work on the ethics of research involving patients in vegetative states.   Andrew […]

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 […]

Philosophy, Education, and the Science of One

In September 2011, Yann Benétreau-Dupin arrived at Western to pursue his PhD in Philosophy. Yann was one of the two recipients of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy Doctoral Entrance Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship offered to students of with outstanding performance history and achievements, and who specialize in the study of philosophy and science. In October, […]