Rotman Institute Member Sessions at Congress 2016

The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, now in its 85th year, begins this weekend. This year's congress is being hosted by the University of Calgary. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from the Rotman Institute will be participating in the congress. Listed below are the many sessions that include Rotman members. If [...]

2016-05-26T14:04:48+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Rotman News|

April Member News & Updates

In our April monthly digest, we're very excited to share job news of some of our members. Tommaso Bruni accepted a position as a Research Associate in the Wellcome Trust funded project “Towards a Humanitarian Research Ethics” at King's College London. Molly Kao accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at [...]

2016-07-18T10:47:13+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Members, Rotman News|

Grant Awarded for Philosophy of Cosmology

Rotman Director, Chris Smeenk, was recently awarded a $205,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to pursue research on the philosophy of cosmology. Smeenk will serve as principal investigator, along with co-investigators Jim Weatherall and John Manchak, both from the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine. Physical cosmology has made enormous [...]

2016-04-25T10:14:36+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Philosophy of Cosmology, Rotman News|

March Member News & Updates

Rotman members have delivered several talks, and participated in conferences and colloquia throughout the month -- including the 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. Listed below are the APA 2016 program sessions that include Rotman members, followed by additional events (shown in alphabetical order) for the month of March. 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific [...]

2016-07-18T10:48:50+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Members, Rotman News|

February Member News and Updates

Our February monthly digest brings news of a new Canada Research Chair, publications, conferences, and public talks from some of our members. Listed below (in alphabetical order) are some of the ways our members have been busy engaging with other philosophers, scientists, and the general public. Gillian Barker was the featured speaker at the Darwin [...]

2016-07-18T10:50:20+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Members, Rotman News|

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 [...]

2016-01-08T14:48:49+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Graduate Students, Rotman News|

Rotman Institute of Philosophy Entrance Scholarships

By Amy Wuest The philosophy program at Western University is internationally ranked, both as an overall department and within a number of specialties, namely feminist philosophy, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of physics, the history of analytic philosophy, and others. At the Rotman Institute of Philosophy students have the opportunity to pursue these topics [...]

2018-01-05T08:29:10+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Rotman News|

In Memory of Cesare Romagnoli

A Remembrance by Dr. James A. Overton: Dr. Cesare Romagnoli died last week after a long fight with cancer. He was a radiologist by vocation, a philosopher by disposition, a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy by invitation, and a good friend by innate talent. I cannot do justice to the complex person that [...]

2015-11-12T11:43:56+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Rotman News|

In memory of Dr. Leo Kadanoff

Leo Kadanoff—renowned physicist and beloved teacher—passed away early this week. Here at the Rotman Institute, we benefited greatly from Dr. Kadanoff’s deep knowledge of physics and extensive academic experience. He was a valued member of the Institute's International Advisory Committee (IAC) from 2008 to 2012. These five years were pivotal for the Institute, and we [...]