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    Philosophy Department 2014-15


Philosophy 3027F: Berkeley, an in-depth investigation and assessment of Berkeley's notorious philosophical idealism. (Details here.)

Phil 2021F: Oppositions and Paradoxes, a course exploring opposed concepts and paradoxes in philosophy, mathematics, and science. (Details here.)


Markus Mueller

Markus Mueller

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.    

Wayne 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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