Bringing philosophers into productive engagement with scientists, policy makers and the public.
The challenges facing contemporary society are complex and multi-faceted, and do not fall neatly within disciplinary boundaries.
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy, founded in 2008, is a global leader in interdisciplinary research and training that responds to these challenges.
Inspired by Joseph Rotman’s recognition of the distinctive capacity of philosophy to clarify thinking about complex questions and to bridge intellectual divides, the Institute brings the benefits of philosophical thinking to the scientific community and the broader public.
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Rotman 2022 Catalyst Grant Recipients
Last fall, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy invited members to submit innovative and early-stage research projects to the 2022 Rotman Catalyst Grants Program Competition. [...]
Summer 2022 Graduate Research Projects
The Rotman Institute is the home for interdisciplinary training the sciences and humanities. In the summer of 2022, ten of our graduate student members [...]
May & June 2022 Member News
Member Awards & Achievements Jackie Sullivan was named a Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar for 2022-23. This award goes to early or [...]
March & April 2022 Member News & Updates
We have several exciting announcements to share in this bi-monthly update! First, two of our faculty members were recently recognized for scholarly excellence by the [...]
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is jointly funded through donations by the Rotman Family Foundation, and funds from Western University. Additional funding has been granted from other organizations, listed below. This funding is integral to the ongoing work of the Institute, and very appreciated.