Philosophy

Group photo of award recipients with Dean | 2017-10-31

Professors awarded for teaching and research excellence

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) celebrated excellence in teaching and research at the annual award ceremony during the first 2017-18 meeting of the Faculty Council. The 2017 winners represent the fields of history, economics, philosophy, humanities, administrative studies and sociology. The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognized two faculty […]

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International conference brings top Marx scholars to York University

An international conference focused on Karl Marx’s Capital on its 150th anniversary will be held at York University this spring. The conference, "Marx’s Capital after 150 Years Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism," will take place from May 24 to 26 at the Keele campus. York University will host to the world’s top scholars, including […]

Daughters of the Vote at House of Commons, photo 2017-03-30

York students attend historic Daughters of the Vote initiative at House of Commons

Nine York University students were among the 338 young women to attend Equal Voice Canada’s historic Daughters of the Vote initiative in the House of Commons on International Women’s Day (March 8). The young women were representatives for each of Canada’s federal ridings, and made Canadian history by taking their seats in the House with […]

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Lorraine Code receives prestigious RSC award

  Decades of groundbreaking and transformative contributions to gender studies have earned Lorraine Code, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita of philosophy at York University, the prestigious Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies. Presented by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the biennial award recognizes “significant contributions by a Canadian scholar in the humanities and social sciences […]

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Philosophy professor explores virtue ethics in new book

  In The Healing Virtues: Character Ethics in Psychotherapy, philosophy Professor Duff Waring studies the connections between insight-oriented psychotherapy and virtue ethics, in cases where patients with personality disorders learn to assume responsibility for their own healing. “While other books have stressed the virtues of therapists, this book stresses the virtues that some patients should […]