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

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

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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.    

Tim Bayne

Tim Bayne

Tim Bayne is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. He is a philosopher of mind and cognitive science whose work is chiefly concerned with the nature of consciousness. He is particularly interested in questions relating to the detection and measurement of consciousness, both in neurotypical individuals and in individuals who have suffered from brain damage.


Building families equitably in Ontario

The new proposed funding for infertility and adoption in Ontario is clearly inequitable, writes Carolyn McLeod, Dept. of Philosophy at Western. Read more

Congratulations to Andrew DiMarco, winner of the Chair's Annual Essay Prize for 2014-15 for his essay "Celebrated Texts of Aristotle: Solving Zeno's Dichotomy". Read more about Andrew in our Student Profile Page.

A life examined: Joseph Rotman's legacy at Western. Philosophy department reflects on the legacy of learning Rotman leaves behind on Western’s campus. Read more

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

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

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.

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