Philosophy

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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 […]

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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 […]

Lorraine Code

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 […]

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Jean Monnet Lecture Series Presents 'The Paris Climate Agreement: Prospects for the global climate effort'

  Special presentation on the Paris Agreement reached at COP 21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) On December 12, 2015, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached an agreement on climate change. The Paris outcome is an important turning point. It opens an entirely new path for […]