New Professor Matthew Leisinger to Join Department

  The Department of Philosophy is delighted to welcome Matthew Leisinger (PhD Yale 2018) as assistant professor in Fall 2020. Professor Leisinger was appointed to the department in 2019 and has been completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge University in the UK. His areas of research are early modern philosophy and moral psychology, focusing in […]

Professor Oisín Deery Wins Major Research Award to Study Artificially Intelligent Agents

  Professor Oisín Deery has won a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the government of Australia to investigate the moral problems raised by artificially intelligent systems. According to the Australian Research Council website: "Such artificial agents are becoming increasingly prevalent in contemporary society but raise moral problems, such as who, if anyone, is legally […]

Department of Philosophy Welcomes Two New Professors: Julianne Chung and Parisa Moosavi

  The Department of Philosophy is delighted to welcome two new professors in Fall 2020: Julianne Chung (PhD Yale 2015) will join the department as assistant professor, with a specialization in epistemology, philosophy of language, aesthetics, and Asian philosophy. She is interested in skepticism, fictionalism, and metaphor, as well as how cross-cultural philosophy can shed […]

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” […]