2019 Call for Graduate Student Member Applications

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is currently inviting graduate students to apply for either resident or non-resident membership. The Institute's mission is to catalyze and lead the production of interdisciplinary research by uniting philosophers with scientists, policy makers and the general public. Our open-concept, collaborative work space is housed in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, along with [...]

2019-05-21T15:35:08+00:00May 21st, 2019|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+00:00May 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+00:00April 10th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

3rd Annual Philosophical Photography Contest Winner

It's been another year, and we've had another round of fantastic entries to our annual Philosophical Photography Contest. As in years past, people were invited to submit photos that managed to capture an abstract philosophical concept in a creative way. Once again, our judges had a very difficult time choosing a winner. Photos were judged [...]

2019-04-09T11:58:38+00:00April 8th, 2019|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+00:00February 7th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 4th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|