Congratulations to the 2018 Rotman PhD Graduates!

In 2018, four of our graduate student members successfully defended their doctoral theses. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! FRÉDÉRIC-ISMAEL BANVILLE A Practical and Practice-Sensitive Account of Science as Problem-Solving Defense Poster DANIEL BOOTH Empirical Evidence and the Multiple Realization of Mental [...]

2021-11-15T10:39:46-05:00December 21st, 2018|Graduate Students|

Congratulations to the 2017 Rotman PhD Graduates

It's the final day before we depart for the winter break, and before doing so we'd like to take a moment to recognize the three Rotman Institute doctoral students who successfully defended their theses this past year. Their names, along with the titles of their dissertations, are listed below. John Jenkinson - A New Framework for [...]

2017-12-22T12:30:27-05:00December 22nd, 2017|Graduate Students, Members|

Congratulations to the 2016 Rotman PhD Graduates

With the conclusion of 2016, the Rotman Institute would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of our graduate student members. This year a total of seven students successfully defended their doctoral theses. Their names, and the titles of their dissertations are listed below. Top row (left to [...]

2021-12-20T15:07:53-05:00December 21st, 2016|Graduate Students, Rotman News|

Report from Down Under: Visiting the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics

I recently returned from a 3-month study period at the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE). While I was there I was able to attend numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as meet regularly with my gracious host supervisor, Professor Wendy Rogers. One of the highlights from my trip was attending [...]

2016-06-16T11:04:23-04:00June 16th, 2016|Graduate Students, Philosophy of Ethics|

Andrew Peterson featured on episode of CBC Ideas from the Trenches

Rotman doctoral candidate, Andrew Peterson, is researching the ethical issues that stem from testing brain-injured patients for consciousness. On May 4th, his work was featured on an episode of the CBC radio program, Ideas from the Trenches. The series, hosted by Paul Kennedy, focuses on research being conducted by graduate students at universities across Canada. [...]

Congratulations to the 2015 Rotman PhD Graduates

The fall semester has officially come to a close, and as we prepare to break for the holidays, The Rotman Institute would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of some of our student members. 2015 has been an exciting year -- we've had seven Rotman graduate students successfully defend their theses. Their names, along with the titles [...]

2021-06-24T14:26:07-04:00December 21st, 2015|Graduate Students, Members|

Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Emma Ryman, Giving Two Talks This Month

During this month, Rotman Institute of Philosophy graduate student, Emma Ryman, is giving two talks. The first talk, given last week at Brock University, was at the symposium, Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice. She presented a paper entitled, "The Patient Worker: A Model for Transnational Human Subjects Research and Contract Pregnancy", along [...]

2021-06-24T14:26:29-04:00October 22nd, 2015|Graduate Students, Members|

New Publication From Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Jamie Shaw

Rotman Institute graduate student, Jamie Shaw, has a new publication in Gnosis entitled, "Moderate Moderation: The Mean of Excess". This paper argues that Aristotle's 'doctrine of the mean' should not be interpreted as saying that the mean is purely context dependent but, rather, on considerations of the good life as a whole. This is accomplished [...]

2021-06-24T14:26:42-04:00October 2nd, 2015|Graduate Students, Members|

New Publications From Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Yann Benétreau-Dupin

Rotman Institute Graduate Student, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, has several new publications, including "The Bayesian Who Knew Too Much" at Synthese, and "Fair Numbers: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy" at Ergo (with Rotman Institute Alumnus, Guillaume Beaulac). Read more about Yann's work here.

2016-01-29T11:48:12-05:00May 28th, 2015|Graduate Students|

Future Approaches for Philosophy of Biology

The Calgary Summit of Philosophers of Science hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary  is quickly approaching. This meeting of philosophers of biology from throughout Canada will be focused on Future Approaches for Philosophy of Biology. In addition to a series of discussions, the Summit will also include something relatively new to [...]

2014-09-15T14:41:39-04:00September 15th, 2014|Events, Graduate Students, Philosophy of Biology|
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