Announcing Einstein@Rotman 2015

One hundred years ago, in November 1915, Albert Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation: the General Theory of Relativity. In developing the General Theory, Einstein brought together ideas from philosophy, mathematics, and physics, to create a remarkable new conception of gravity, space, and time. His work is a model of the engagement between philosophy [...]

2015-02-19T15:08:49+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Rotman News|

Postdoctoral Fellows Positions – Now Accepting Applications

Three Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Rotman Institute have now opened, and will be accepting applications until January 15, 2015. These positions provide new scholars with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with Rotman Institute Members.The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada’s leading [...]

2016-01-29T11:55:56+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Rotman News|

Library Speaker Series on Climate Change: The Philosophical Issues

Library Speaker SeriesEach October, the Department of Philosophy at Western initiates a public speakers' series at the London Public Library (Central Branch, 251 Dundas St, Stevenson & Hunt room, 1st Floor). 7:00 p.m. Fall 2014 SeriesClimate Change: The Philosophical Issues October 8, 2014What Do You Bring to a Street Fight?Wayne Myrvold (Western)  An editorial in the journal Nature warned climate [...]

2014-09-12T13:36:27+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Philosophy of Science, Climate Change, Rotman News, 2014 Conference|

Rotman Institute member, Charles Weijer, awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research

Charles Weijer of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities has been awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university. Two prizes are offered annually, one in the area broadly defined as the natural sciences and engineering, one in the [...]

2016-01-29T12:06:23+00:00 April 24th, 2014|Members, Rotman News|

William L. Harper is the 2014 recipient of the Patrick Suppes Prize

American Philosophical Society HELD AT PHILADELPHIA FOR PROMOTING USEFUL KNOWLEDGE William L. Harper is the 2014 recipient of the Patrick Suppes Prize. The American Philosophical Society is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Patrick Suppes Prize in Philosophy of Science is William L. Harper in recognition of his book Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: [...]

2014-03-31T12:14:59+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Rotman News|

New Public Engagement Page

Check out our new public engagement site and be sure to try the ethics test at the bottom of the page! Thanks to the people at Bridgeable for the great design work.  More to come...    

2016-07-19T15:38:15+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Rotman News|

New Hires: Rotman CRC, Assistant Professor

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Stathis Psillos (University of Athens) has been nominated by Western as the Rotman Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in philosophy of science. His application will now go through the CRC peer review process. Dr. Psillos has made major contributions to philosophy of science, epistemology and metaphysics; served [...]

2016-01-29T12:16:59+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Members, Rotman News|