Where physics meets computation: Interview with Michael Cuffaro

Interview by Philippos Papayannopoulos   Michael Cuffaro is a philosopher of science who thinks about philosophical issues in quantum mechanics, about the nature of computing, about the interplay between them, about the notion of explanation in science, about complexity of algorithms, about Solomonoff Induction (I don’t know what this is either, but we’ll soon find [...]

Teaching Philosophy of Science with Games

Rotman Institute of Philosophy resident member Jessey Wright recently received an American Association of Philosophy Teachers Grant for Innovations in Teaching for a project, titled “A Game-Based Tool for Introducing Philosophy of Science Suitable for All Ages” that began two years ago as part of the institute’s K-12 Outreach program. We asked him to briefly [...]

2016-10-31T08:43:26+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Education, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy teaching|

Rotman Institute at the Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting 2016

Again this year, Rotman Institute faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and alumni are presenting on a number of topics at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA). The conference takes place from November 2 – 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond presenting papers, Institute members are also presenting research posters related [...]

Brian Leiter Updates Philosophy Department Rankings for Fall 2016

Every few years, the Philosophical Gourmet Report assesses philosophy departments around the world, as well as the various areas of philosophical specialization. In fall 2016, Brian Leiter (who along with Berit Brogaard, edits the report) did a less formal update to these rankings based on faculty changes since the publication of the most recent report [...]

2016-10-18T10:06:44+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Rotman News|

Interview with Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta

Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta is an Assistant Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work examines the relationship between neuroscience and the philosophy of mind and perception. In recent years, her main project has been developing a theory of color that acknowledges the complexities of visual function revealed by [...]

2016-07-19T15:08:10+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science|

Rotman Institute Member Sessions at HOPOS 2016

HOPOS 2016, the eleventh biennial meeting of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, will take place on June 22-25 in Minneapolis. We're pleased to announce that several members of the Rotman Institute will take part in the conference. Sessions that include Rotman members are listed below. The full conference program and [...]

2016-06-21T13:27:06+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Members, Philosophy of Science, Rotman News|

Upcoming Rotman talk: Stathis Psillos on Laws of Nature

On Friday, June 10th, immediately following the LMP conference, the Rotman Institue is pleased to announce a special colloquium talk: "Laws of Nature: Revisiting the 17th Century Debate" Stathis Psillos Friday, June 10th, 3:30-5:00pm StvH 1145 In this talk I will review the transition from powers to laws in the seventeenth century. I will argue [...]

2016-07-19T15:15:08+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Science|

Interview with Lucas Dunlap

Lucas Dunlap is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy in London, Ontario. He completed his doctorate in 2015 at the University of Maryland College Park. His research addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of science and in the philosophy of physics. Specifically, he studies the foundations of quantum mechanics, Quantum Information [...]

Interview with Fermín Fulda

This is the fourth post in our our weekly series of interviews with the Rotman Institute's postdoctoral fellows. Last week's interview with Catherine Stinson can be found here. Tommaso Bruni's interview can be found here, and Alida Liberman's interview can be found here. Fermín Fulda is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. He graduated [...]

Interview with Catherine Stinson

This is the third post in our our weekly series of interviews with the Rotman Institute's postdoctoral fellows. Last week's interview with Tommaso Bruni can be found here, and the interview with Alida Liberman can be found here. Catherine Stinson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Prior to joining the Rotman Institute, she [...]