Archive for September, 2017

Congratulations to Jacob Stump!

by Mark Gatten .

Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Stump, for the successful defense (June 2017) of his PhD thesis, “Socratic Method and Moral Motivation”, in the philosophy department. The members of his committee were Rachel Barney (supervisor), Brad Inwood, James Allen, and Tom Hurka. Jacob is currently a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. See his website for more information on his current teaching and research:

UTCMP 2017

by Willie Costello .

University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy 2017

Conference Schedule


Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair: Charles Brittain (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Jorge Gracia (SUNY Buffalo): “Individuation and the Realism/Nominalism Dilemma: The Case of the Middle Ages”
Commentator: Richard Cross (University of Notre Dame)


Session II (10:00 – 12:00) 
Chair: Jeannie Miller (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Richard Taylor (Marquette University): “Averroes on the Attainment of Happiness”
Commentator: Stephen Ogden (The Catholic University of America)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
Nicholas Oschman (Marquette University): “Two Philosophical Critiques of Prophecy: Abū Bakr al-Rāzī and Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī on the Pre-Eminence of Natural Reason”
Francesco Pica (University of Toronto): “Getting at Reality: John Duns Scotus on Mind and the World”
Deni Gamboa (UNAM Mexico City): “William of Ockham on Introspective Cognition of Intuitive Acts’ Content and Likeness”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair: Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame)
Thomas Williams (University of South Florida): “Can Anselm Have Everything He Wants?”
Commentator: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)

All sessions will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George St.), Room 100.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Registration and inquiries:

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickave