Founded in 1998, Noēsis is the journal of undergraduate philosophy at the University of Toronto, a project that envisions and aims to engender a culture of creativity and lively philosophical exchange among students. The students whose work appears in our journals are all undergraduate students, as are the editors who volunteer to organize, compile, and peer-review for publication.
If you have any questions about Noēsis, feel free to contact our Editors-in-Chief Ariel LaFayette and Emily Hurmizi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily is a fourth-year student pursuing a double major in philosophy and art history with a minor in environmental ethics. Her interests are primarily in the philosophy and critical theories of art, particularly the intersections of visual art, performance, and literature as it pertains to Medieval and Diasporic art. She is also interested in phenomenology, psychoanalytic theory, and the philosophy of race and gender. Emily is passionate about community-building through art and arts education programs, as well as supporting and spotlighting emerging writers and academics.
Ariel is a cognitive science and philosophy double-major in the final year of her degree. Her research interests include the philosophy of mind, continental philosophy, and the phenomenology of religious experience. She is also a researcher at UofT’s Centre for Ethics and an editor on Pensées Canadiennes—the national philosophy undergraduate journal. When she is not working, you will find her at concerts, writing in her journal about her traveling adventures, or fangirling over Jacques Derrida.