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Bokai Yao successfully defended his MA thesis "Some Puzzles About Ability". It was supervised by Ish Haji. Yao will enter the PhD program at the University of Notre Dame in the Fall.

Alison McConwell successfully defended her dissertation, "Individuality, the Major Transitions, and the Evolutionary Contingency Thesis." Her thesis was supervised by Marc Ereshefsky.

Whether we realize it or not, movies carry philosophical messages that portray and shape the culture. Professor Jeremy Fantl will offer a new Block Week course in Fall 2017 called "PHILOSOPHY AT THE MOVIES"

Just how much money do we need to be happy? Assistant Professor David Dick tells us on CBC Radio's "Mad Money".

What will you remember best about your university years? Being a student isn't just about going to class; it's also about flourishing during your time here.

What is the ultimate nature of reality? What does it take to know how the world works? How should we construct a just society? And how can we lead good lives?

Philosophy draws on and contributes to work in a variety of disciplines — linguistics, psychology, computer science, religious studies, biology, physics, and sociology — to investigate these questions. Philosophers develop practical reasoning and writing skills that lead to success in graduate school, business school, law school, medical school, and beyond.

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