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Phil 2092F: Philosophy and the Graphic Novel, a course combining traditional philosophical questions with study of the relatively new medium of the graphic novel. (Details here.)

Phil 2557G: Existentialism, a course that considers the writings of classic and contemporary existentialists to explore how we find meaning in our everyday existence. (Details here.)


brennan Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan is a philosopher who works in the area of moral and political philosophy, with a special interest in feminist ethics. Although a philosopher by education and training, Samantha is cross-appointed to the Department of Woman’s Studies and Feminist Research. Her work falls into three main areas: contemporary moral theory, feminist ethics and political philosophy, and theory of justice for families and children.

myrvold Wayne Myrvold

Wayne Myrvold is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. He is a philosopher of science, whose work is chiefly concerned with the philosophy of physics, and, in particular with the interpretation of quantum mechanics. He has interest in confirmation theory (or perhaps, better, in the relation between theory and evidence), and has done work on this in a Bayesian context.


Congratulations to Corey W. Dyck who has received the 2015 Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar Fellowship. Read more here.

Congratulations to Anthony Skelton who is a recipient of the 2015 Arts & Humanities Teaching Excellence award. Read more here.

We are very pleased to announce that a Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter has recently been established at Western. Representatives can be contacted via email.

Anthony Skelton and Barry Hoffmaster interviewed in the Gazette about Euthanasia. See here.

Andrew Botterell is awarded a Bridge Grant from the University for the project: 'Rights & Tort Law: A Canadian Perspective'. Details here.

Louis Charland interviewed in the Globe and Mail. See here.

Genoveva Marti publishes Empty Representations: Reference and Non-Existence with OUP

New book by John Bell, Intuitionistic Set Theory

Congratulations to Corey Dyck on winning a SSHRC Insight Grant.

Congratulations to Wayne Myrvold on becoming an Associate Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
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