We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Stathis Psillos (University of Athens) has been nominated by Western as the Rotman Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in philosophy of science. His application will now go through the CRC peer review process. Dr. Psillos has made major contributions to philosophy of science, epistemology and metaphysics; served as president of the European Philosophy of Science Association; served as deputy editor of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science; and is currently editor of the journal Metascience. His website can be found here


In addition, the philosophy department has hired Dr. Jackie Sullivan (PhD Pittsburgh; currently at the University of Alabama – Birmingham), who will begin as assistant professor this Summer. Dr. Sullivan works on the philosophy of neuroscience and the philosophy of mind and has published in Synthese and Philosophy of Science. Her website is here.

Both are exellent hires that will continue the UWO philosophy department’s strong tradition in the philosophy of science and we warmly welcome them aboard. The Rotman Institute is currently also accepting applications for a new director.

Nicholas McGinnis