The start of the fall term is upon us, and we are very excited to introduce three new postdoctoral fellows who have joined the institute. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Justin Donhauser, Mackenzie Graham, and Marc Holman. Individual interviews offering further details on their backgrounds and research interests will be published this fall on our blog.

Listed below, in alphabetical order, are some of the many ways our members have been busy during this final month of summer.

  • Samantha Brennan was featured in an APA Member Interview — a regular feature of the APA Blog. Check out the full interview, conducted by Skye Cleary, on Dr. Brennan’s interests both inside and outside of the office.
  • Louis Charland wrote a post on the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions blog titled, Why Science Needs “Passion”. This research was also the subject of a radio interview on the University of Melbourne program, Up Close. Listen to the full episode of “Not merely emotion: Reclaiming “passion” as a driver of human behaviour” here.
  • Marie Gueguen wrote a guest-post for Science Visions, Dispatches from the Philosophy of Science Association’s Women’s Caucus, titled Putting Modal Understanding to Work.
  • Former Rotman postdoc Alida Liberman was awarded the “Young Ethicist Prize” for best paper by a non-tenured philosopher at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. Her paper, “Wrongness, Responsibility, and Conscientious Refusal in Health Care.”, was the first applied ethics paper to win the prize in the 9 years that the conference has been going.
  • Anthony Skelton co-presented ‘The argument from achievement and the permissibility of biomedical enhancement’ with Lisa Forsberg at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress.
  • The latest issue of the Journal of Global Ethics, published in August, is a symposium on “The Most Good You Can Do”, edited by Anthony Skelton. The issue includes articles by Peter Singer (2015 Rotman Public Lecturer), Anthony Skelton, Tracy Issacs (Dept. of Philosophy, Western University), and others.

Pictured above: Rotman faculty member Samantha Brennan, featured in an August APA Member Interview.