Bringing philosophers into productive engagement with scientists, policy makers and the public.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Pursuing fundamental questions about how science works, the nature of scientific knowledge, how to use scientific knowledge wisely, and how to conduct research ethically.

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ROTMAN EVENTS

Learn about Rotman public lectures, our annual speakers series, and conferences we host on topics that are of current significance globally.

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MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Become a member, and pursue research in a welcoming intellectual community working at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences.

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ROTMAN MEMBERS

Meet our multidisciplinary team of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students working together to address a range of philosophical areas.

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ABOUT US

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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RECENT BLOG POSTS

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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 [...]

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February 2022 Member News & Updates

The Institute welcomed two new members this past month! Dan Lizotte joined us as our newest faculty member, with interdisciplinary research interests in machine learning, [...]

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INSTITUTE FUNDING

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.