Research

The Rotman Institute fills a unique niche in the spectrum of Western’s research strengths by integrating core humanities practice into the development and application of science.

Current faculty research projects explore topics ranging from frontier research in physics, deep problems in neuroscience, wicked problems in policy, the intersection of health policy & medical research, and unexpected consequences of innovation.

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Faculty Research Domains

Rotman Institute faculty members are listed below by shared research areas. Visit individual member profiles to learn more.

Faculty Bookshelf

Reconsidering Causal Powers: Historical and Conceptual Perspectives
Reconsidering Causal Powers: Historical and Conceptual PerspectivesBenjamin Hill, Edited by Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos (OUP, 2021)
Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution
Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum RevolutionCarlo Rovelli (Penguin Random House, 2021)
Conscience in Reproductive Health Care: Prioritizing Patient Interests
Conscience in Reproductive Health Care: Prioritizing Patient InterestsCarolyn McLeod (OUP, 2020)
Bioethics in Canada, Second Edition
Bioethics in Canada, Second EditionEdited by Charles Weijer and Anthony Skelton (OUP, 2019)
The Language of Nature
The Language of NatureGeoffrey Gorham, Benjamin Hill, Edward Slowik, and C. Kenneth Waters, Editors (U Minnesota Press, 2019)
Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy
Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century PhilosophyEdited By Henrik Lagerlund, Benjamin Hill (Routledge, 2019)
The Phenomenal Basis of Intentionality
The Phenomenal Basis of IntentionalityAngela Mendelovici (OUP, 2018)
Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Mysteries of the Brain and the Border Between Life and Death
Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Mysteries of the Brain and the Border Between Life and DeathAdrian Owen (Simon & Schuster, 2017)
Permissible Progeny?: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting
Permissible Progeny?: The Morality of Procreation and ParentingSarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan, and Richard Vernon (Oxford Scholarship Online, 2015)
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of ScienceEdited By Stathis Psillos, Martin Curd (Routledge, 2013)
Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology
Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and CosmologyWilliam L. Harper (OUP, 2011)

Forthcoming books:

Anthony Skelton: Sidgwick’s Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021).
Chris Smeenk, co-editor, with E. Schliesser: Oxford Handbook of Isaac Newton (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021).

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