News

2018

Congratulations to Prof. Stephen Menn, he has been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), elected by his peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievements. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. Prof. Menn is known for his profound understanding of all areas of ancient philosophy, but especially for his transformative solution to the problem of the aim of Aristotelian metaphysics. He has written the first commentary on the overall argument of Aristotle’s Metaphysics since the Canadian Joseph Owens in 1951. He also works on Arabic and Latin medieval philosophy, and on history and philosophy of mathematics, modern as well as ancient.


2018 

Congratulations to Prof. Iwao Hirose, he has been inducted into the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), and was recognized with the Kitty Newman Memorial Award.  Prof. Hirose’s research lies in the area of value theory in contemporary ethics in two broadly defined but related areas: the theory and value of distributive equality and the ethics of public policy. He is one of a very few scholars who have excellent ability and knowledge in both the disciplines of philosophy and economics. He applies this knowledge and these skills to his work on health care and environmental policy.


September 2015

Congratulations to Prof. David Davies for having been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


August 2015

Congratulations to Prof. em. Charles Taylor for being awarded the $1.5M Kluge Prize.


April 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Stephens, recipient of the Arts Insight Dissertation Award.

Congratulations to Prof. Dirk Schlimm, recipient of the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Excellence in Teaching.


October 2014

Congratulations to Prof. Iwao Hirose on the publication of yet another new book (!), Moral Aggregation.


September 2014

Congratulations to Prof. Iwao Hirose on the publication of another new book, Egalitarianism.


July 2014

Congratulations to Prof. Iwao Hirose on the recent publication of his new book, The Ethics of Health Care Rationing: An Introduction.


June 2014

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Blome-Tillmann on the recent publication of his new book, Knowledge and Presuppositions.

For more information, please see the Oxford University Press website here: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199686087.do.


January 2014

Prof. Marguerite Deslauriers and undergraduate Vivian Feldblyum will both be speaking at one of the upcoming sessions of McGill for Humanities.



Prof. David Davies participated in a colloquium on Shunga & Philosophy, organized by the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent, the British Museum, and SOAS, University of London.

 


October 2013

Congratulations to Prof. Marguerite Deslauriers on the release of her new book, The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Politics, co-edited with Pierre Destrée! The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Politics presents fourteen original essays by an international group of established and emerging scholars, providing a comprehensive account of  an ancient text that remains one of the most influential works in the history of political theory.


Profs. Michael Blome-Tillmann and Michael Hallett will be speaking on Saturday, October 12 as part of the 2013 Conférences Hughes Leblanc Crispin Wright Lectures at UQAM.


August 2013

Prof. Eric Lewis was on the design team of the of the newly released iTunes app AUMI, by the Deep Listening Institute. The Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) software enables people with limited voluntary movement to independently engage in music-making.  


July 2013

Congratulations to Profs. Michael Hallett and Dirk Schlimm on the publication of their edited volume David Hilbert's Lectures on the Foundations of Logic and Arithmetic, 1917-1933. Edited by W. Ewald and W. Sieg, in association with M. Hallett, in collaboration with U. Majer and D. Schlimm. Vol. 3 of Hilbert's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics and Physics, Springer, Berlin, 2013.

For more information, please see: http://www.springer.com/mathematics/history+of+mathematics/book/978-3-540-20578-4


April 2013

The 2nd annual Dubrovnik Conference on the Philosophy of Art was held from April 22-26, 2013, at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Organized by Prof. David Davies, this international conference was a great success.  Prof. Davies and Ph.D. Candidate Michel Xhignesse both gave papers.


March 2013

Congratulations to Prof. Eric Lewis on the publication of his new book The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie with McGill-Queen's University Press.

For more information, please see: http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=3010


March 2013

Congratulations to Prof. Charles Taylor, who was one of awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Professor Taylor is one of 60,000 recipients who have been recognized for significant contributions to Canadian society.


January 2013

Prof. Eric Lewis, Director of the McGill Center for the Critical Study of Improvisation, has become a full member of CIRMMT.


December 2012

Congratulations to Philosophy Course Lecturer Antoine Panaïoti for the publication of his first monograph, Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy, with Cambridge University Press. For more information, please see: www.cambridge.org/9781107031623.