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Towards a Mutualist Understanding of the Mind: An Interview with Ed Baggs

Ed Baggs joined the Rotman Institute of Philosophy as a postdoctoral fellow in fall 2019. His work focuses on embodied approaches in cognitive science, including ecological psychology, dynamic systems theory, and enactivism. This virtual interview was conducted by Eric Desjardins & is part of a series of interviews of all of our current postdocs. More [...]

2020-09-21T11:44:53-04:00September 21st, 2020|PostDoctoral Fellows|

2020 Call for Graduate Student Applications

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is currently inviting graduate students to apply for membership. The Institute’s mission is to catalyze and lead the production of interdisciplinary research by uniting philosophers with scientists, policy makers and the general public. Our open-concept, collaborative work space is housed in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, along with the Brain and Mind [...]

2020-09-03T09:22:57-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Rotman News|

The Intersection of Particle Physics and Cosmology: Interview with Adam Koberinski

Adam Koberinski has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow on the New Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology research project, under Chris Smeenk, for the past year. His research focuses on the intersection of particle physics and cosmology. Laura Cardozo conducted this virtual interview with Adam to learn more about his research and what sparked his interest [...]

Annotated Bibliography on 16th Century Natural Philosophy: Rotman GRA Project

By Benjamin Hill James Mackey (MA, Western expected 2020) was assigned to me for a Rotman Summer Graduate Research Assistantship. Our project was to create in Zotero an annotated bibliography of recent work (works published since 2015) on 16th century natural philosophy. As many of you know well, the 16th century saw the birth of [...]

2020-07-23T09:51:53-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Graduate Students, GRAs, Philosophy of Science|

May & June 2020 Member News & Updates

This bi-monthly post begins with exciting news from a couple of our members. First off, we are excited to announce that Jess Du Toit received a Varnier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2020-2023. The Vanier Scholarship recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement, research potential and leadership. In addition to this award, a few of our faculty members [...]

2020-07-09T11:33:18-04:00July 9th, 2020|Members|

Forging Connections Between Economics & Philosophy: Interview with Rebecca Livernois

Rebecca Livernois joined the Rotman Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in the fall of 2019. In her work she highlights the conceptual and methodological shortcomings of mainstream environmental economics and carries this over to an examination of economic policies that are intended to address environmental problems. Eric Desjardins conducted this virtual interview with her to [...]

2020-06-25T11:00:05-04:00June 25th, 2020|PostDoctoral Fellows|

Revisiting the Bugs-as-Drugs Perspective in the Light of the Ecological Turn in Microbiome Research

Each year the Rotman Institute supports a number of research projects by funding graduate research assistantships (GRAs). In addition to providing financial assistance, Rotman GRAs offer our graduate students a unique training opportunity and valuable experience working collaboratively with a faculty mentor. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting the current projects underway this summer. Featured [...]

2020-07-21T11:32:45-04:00June 18th, 2020|GRAs, Philosophy of Biology, Projects|

March & April 2020 Member News

Late March brought the closure of campus, but despite challenges for all of us due to COVID-19 we still have exciting member news to share. Craig Fox recently accepted a two-year postdoc at the Edelstein Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine in Jerusalem. He will be working on a research project [...]

2020-05-01T12:58:48-04:00May 1st, 2020|Members|

December & January 2019/2020 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this bi-monthly post with some exciting job news from Rotman alumnus Jamie Shaw. Jamie received a SSHRC postdoc at the University of Toronto. His research will focus on philosophy of science and science policy. Congratulations, Jamie! The past couple months included opportunities for us to get together with our colleagues from WIRB at [...]

2020-02-04T11:28:45-05:00February 4th, 2020|Alumni, Members|

November 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this post by congratulating Adam Woodcox who successfully defended his doctoral thesis, titled "Modes of Argumentation in Aristotle's Natural Science", on November 19 (supervised by Devin Henry). Well done, Adam! Please also join us in congratulating Andrew Chater who just started a new postdoc at Trent University as part of the North American and Arctic Defence and [...]

2020-01-09T10:03:53-05:00December 10th, 2019|Members|
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