Workshop: Natural Kinds in Cognitive Science

  The Department of Philosophy is organizing a workshop aiming to advance our understanding of natural kinds in cognitive science by bringing together researchers from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.  The conference is being organized by Muhammad Ali Khalidi in collaboration with Joshua Mugg (Park University), and will take place at York on 27-28 June 2019 […]

Workshop on Philosophy of Vision: Predictive Vision

  Professor Jacob Beck is organizing a one-day workshop on Predictive Vision, which will take place at York on June 9, 2019. The workshop will bring together a number of philosophers working on visual perception and will immediately precede the Centre for Vision Research’s International Conference on Predictive Vision.  For further information, visit the workshop […]

Workshop on Perceptual Capacities and Magnitudes, May 10-11

  The Department of Philosophy is organizing an inter-disciplinary workshop on Perceptual Capacities and Magnitudes on May 10-11 at York University. The roster of speakers includes some of the most interesting researchers working on the boundary between the philosophy of perception and vision science: Richard Murray, York University “A New Model of Analog Mental Representation” […]

Philosophy Graduate Students Conference on Bioethics and Applied Philosophy, April 12-13

  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, […]