Philosophy 3991G: Purpose, Design, and Final Causes in Nature, a course that investigates the concept of teleology (telos meaning end or goal, and logos meaning account or explanation) and its application to various metaphysical and epistemological debates in philosophy.
Markus Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Applied Mathematics. Trained as a theoretical physicist, he is interested in applying ideas from information theory to obtain new insights into fundamental physics. This involves research on the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, (quantum) thermodynamics, and more broadly questions of epistemic approaches to physics, computability, induction, and probability.
Western Chancellor Joseph L. Rotman, BA’57, LLD’09, O.C., a renowned Canadian business mogul and philanthropist, died Jan. 27 in Toronto. He was 80. As a memorial, Western Philosophy professors Henrik Lagerlund and Charles Weijer, the acting director and former director, respectively, of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, as well as institute member Christopher Smeenk, offer thoughts on the legacy of learning Rotman leaves behind on Western’s campus. Read more