This year, two Philosophy Department professors were awarded highly deserved five-year Insight Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Professor Jacob Beck received a grant for his research project , "Beyond language: how the mind represents the world," and Professor Alice MacLachlan received an award for her project, "Civility and […]
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Donald Davidson (1917-2003), one of the most prominent philosophers of the twentieth century. The graduate students in the Department of Philosophy have organized a conference in celebration of his thoroughly systematic and deeply original work, whose influence on, and relevance for, current ways of […]
Professor Kristin Andrews has been appointed to a Tier II (emerging scholar) York Research Chair in Animal Minds. York Research Chairs (YRCs) is an internal program aimed at building research recognition and research capacity, with excellence in research, scholarship and associated creative activity being the selection criteria. Standards, expectations and supports for YRCs are […]
PHILOSOPHIA, the undergraduate Philosophy association has elected its new Executive for 2017-2018: President: Negus Taylor VP Finance: Ryan Rainville VP Social: Gelareh Moussavi VP Equity: Pourya Deicide Administrative Assistant: Thien Phan Volunteer Coordinator: Saghar Javaheri Editor-in-Chief: Alexandra Mursa Many thanks to the outgoing Executive for a very eventful and exciting year: Susan Chen, Ryan […]
The Diversity Committee of the Philosophy Department has launched a website in conjunction with the series of workshops on "Diversifying Our Syllabi." The website will contain audiovisuals and handouts from the workshops, with more resources to follow.
The Philosophy of Science Association's Women’s Caucus awarded its inaugural Prize Symposium to a panel entitled, “Animal Cognition and Animal Welfare,” which included Professor Kristin Andrews. The symposium took place at the 2016 PSA Biennial Meeting in Atlanta in November. The Women's Caucus commended the symposium for bringing together philosophers working in different areas […]
Three of the eight papers selected for the prestigious Steven Humphrey Student Philosophy Colloquium were written by York Philosophy undergraduate students! Congratulations to Jessica Thadickal, Janice Perri, and Samuel Sanchinel, who presented their papers on Friday, November 4, at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Jessica Thadickal (York U.), "Cultural Contamination; for cultural […]
The Royal Society of Canada has recognized Professor Lorraine Code with the very prestigious Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies. The RSC announcement reads as follows: "Since the 1980s, philosopher Lorraine Code has contributed mightily to the field of gender studies. Her foundational study in feminist epistemology—What Can She Know?—provided a vital theoretical framework […]
Professor Kristin Andrews has received a prestigious SSHRC Insight Grant for her project, "Animals and Moral Practice," and Professor Lorraine Code has been awarded one for her project, "Who do we think we are? Ontology, entitlement, humility - and the tyranny of certainty: their ecological effects." Congratulations to both of them for these very […]
An op-ed co-authored by Professor Alice MacLachlan in the Toronto Globe & Mail argues that the Ontario provincial government leaves children vulnerable by failing to treat all families equally when it comes to parental rights.