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The Philosophy Department's own Jessica Oddan has published a new article in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science, titled Reconstructions of quantum theory: methodology and the role of axiomatization

This article discusses "Hardy’s “Quantum Theory from Five Reasonable Axioms” (2001), arguing that reconstructions represent a modern usage of axiomatization with significant points of continuity to von Neumann’s axiomatizations in quantum mechanics. In particular, [Oden] show[s] that Hardy and von Neumann share similar methodological ordering, have a common operational framing, and insist on the empirical basis of axioms."

Congratulations to Jessica on this achievement. 

Our department's Madeleine Kenyon has a new publication Speaking of ‘Violence’: Figleaf Use in Sexualized Violence Contexts. 

The article looks at "the concept of a sexualized violence figleaf, a speech mechanism often used in sexualized violence discourse to dismiss or characterize assault as some other kind of thing: a misunderstanding, a change of heart by the victim, a mischaracterization of the perpetrator, or any other number of things which are not rape, or violence." 

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Congratulations Tasneem Alsayyed

The Philosophy department's own Tasneem Alsayyed just published their essay "Old Epistemic Vices and Islamophobia in Martha Nussbaum's The New Religious Intolerance" in the March edition of Hypatia. 

What would it mean to have feminist AI?

“AI is predominantly a white and male domain,” says Waterloo’s Dr. Carla Fehr, “and there is a pressing need for work on race, gender, disability, and social issues related to AI.”

WUSA’s Teaching Award is a yearly award that celebrates professors who have displayed quality teaching, shown commitment to student success, and looked beyond the classroom. This is also the only award presented by the University of Waterloo Senate selected entirely by undergraduate students!