Philosophy Graduate Students Conference on Bioethics and Applied Philosophy

  The annual Philosophy Graduate Students Association (PGSA) conference, which took place on April 12 and 13, focused this year on Bioethics and Applied Philosophy. The 15 student presentations discussed a wide variety of provocative topics, including the use of animals in biomedical research, transhumanism, and environmental authenticity, among many others.  The external keynote was given by […]

Obituaries for Two Former Philosophy Professors

  We regret to announce the deaths of two long-standing former members of the department, who passed away recently after long lives and distinguished careers. Professor Percival Jack died in Cologne, on October 11, 2017, at the age of 94. He was a founding member of the Department of Philosophy at York University. Before that, […]

Workshop on Normative Folk Psychology

  The Department of Philosophy hosted a workshop on Normative Folk Psychology on 26-27 October 2017, which included an international group of inter-disciplinary researchers from Philosophy and Psychology.  The workshop was organized by Prof. Kristin Andrews and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and the York Research Chair program. A full […]

LA&PS Research Award to Prof. Alice MacLachlan

  Professor Alice MacLachlan has received the LA&PS Award for Distinction in Research in the Emerging Researcher category.  This is a very much deserved honor for Alice and a source of pride for the whole department. The letter from the Dean announcing the award reads, in part: "The evidence in your file signifies the impact […]