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Ted Bond, 1930-2016

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Edward (Ted) Bond, a long-time member of the Department. Ted did his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Queen's, and completed a PhD at Cornell. He returned to Queen's as a faculty member in 1964, and had a distinguished career that won him many honours and resulted in important articles and books, perhaps most notably his Reason and Value (1983). Ted Bond will be remembered for his passion for philosophy.


October Thesis Defenses

October thesis defenses:

Jason Millar,  PhD
October 23, 2015, 10:00 am
Title:  Technological Moral Proxies and the Ethical Limits of Automating Decision-Making in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Supervisor: Sergio Sismondo
Examiners:  Selim Akl (Computing), Peter Asaro (New School, NY), David Bakhurst, Udo Schüklenk

Scott Turnbull,  MA
October 29, 2015, 2:00 pm
Title:  A Role for Ideal Theory in Light of the Theory of the Second Best
Supervisor: Will Kymlicka
Examiners:  Alistair Macleod, Andrew Lister



Will Kymlicka ranked among the most cited living philosophers

Brian Leiter reports that Will Kymlicka is among the very most cited of contemporary philosophers. According to Leiter's survey, Kymlicka is ranked fourth in citations among living philosophers with public Google Scholar pages. See


Jackie Davies wins 2015 Alumni Teaching Award

Professor Jackie Davies is the 2015 winner of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, initiated in 1975, is Queen's first campus-wide teaching honour. Established at the urging of students, the $5,000 award recognized Queen's teachers who "show outstanding knowledge, teaching ability, and accessibility to students". Anybody who knows Jackie knows that this is a very well-deserved honour.