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.

Our editors and authors are currently beginning work on our nineteenth issue for the 2017/2018 academic year: Noēsis XIX. If you’re interested in taking part in Noēsis, please see Events for information about upcoming workshops, paper presentations, and peer-review opportunities. Check the Join Our Team page for updates about joining our editorial team.

If you have any questions about Noēsis, feel free to contact our Editors-in-Chief at eic.noesis@gmail.com.


Sheridan Cunningham

Sheridan Cunningham is a fourth year student, majoring in Philosophy and Ethics, Society, and Law. She specializes in political and legal philosophy, as well as contemporary analytic philosophy. She has special interests in the question of free will, modal metaphysics, and intersectional feminist legal criticism. Outside of her role as co-Editor-in-Chief, Sheridan works in peer mentorship programs within the Sociology and Philosophy departments, contributes to The Varsity’s News Section, and toils over her upcoming podcast series.

Lucas Bennett

Lucas Bennett is a third year student specializing in philosophy and majoring in both economics and statistics. He specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of language, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of rationality. This year, he is working in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto as a teaching assistant and working on a research paper with Adam Murray. Outside of academics, Lucas enjoys working as the founder for his startup and going on regular hiking trips.

Grace Field

Grace is a fourth year National Scholar at Trinity College, finishing a joint specialist in Physics and Philosophy. She is fascinated, intrigued and confused by the antirealist vs. realist debate in philosophy of science – along with anything to do with philosophy of quantum mechanics. She is currently working on a physics project in quantum information, and a corresponding philosophy research paper on the philosophy of time in quantum tunnelling. She hopes that one day her two subjects will stop being so afraid of each other. Grace is also a member of the Trinity College Chapel Choir, and an executive member of Musical Minds Community Outreach. She is very proud of her two violin students at MMCO, and hopes to mirror their dedication and enthusiasm in her own endeavours.

Carl Abrahamsen

Carl Abrahamsen is a Specialist in Philosophy entering his third year at the University of Toronto. He is interested in the integration of the continental and analytic traditions, particularly in the study of language and thought as well as aesthetics and the philosophy of literature. In addition to philosophy, he has published poetry in several journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal Acta Victoriana. Originally from Copenhagen, he moved to Canada in 2013. He was a 2017 Jackman Scholar-in-Residence

Joe Yule

Joe is a fourth year philosophy specialist at the University of Toronto, and is in his second year of editing for Noēsis. Last year, he edited papers on fuzzy logic and meta-ethics, and worked to start the Noēsis Peer Review Project. This year, Joe will be working as a teaching assistant in the department of philosophy as a part of the Socrates Project. His areas of interest include ethics, philosophy of science, ancient philosophy and metaphysics, among others.

Emma Davies

Emma Davies is a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto currently completing majors in philosophy and English, as well as a minor in bioethics. The areas of philosophy she is most enthusiastic about include political philosophy, ethics, and the intersection of philosophy and literature. Earlier this year, Emma won the Alan Coatsworth Memorial Scholarship for students in high standing in philosophy and languages. She is delighted to be joining the Noēsis Editorial Team for her final year at the University of Toronto.

Kyle Vieira

Kyle Vieira is a third year philosophy specialist and history minor. His specialization is in ethics: specifically, he's most interested in theories of welfare, the role beneficence plays in our moral theories, and interpersonal comparison. He's also interested in accounts of non-human animal welfare, the ramifications that dying has for theories of welfare, and the nature of disability. Outside of ethics, he also enjoys reading epistemology: mainly work on reliabilist accounts of knowledge, and work analyzing the nature of epistemological evidence (especially as it relates to historical knowledge). Most of his historical work focuses on labour movements of 19th century Ontario. Outside of his academic studies, he enjoys jogging and needlework."

Megen Rependa

Megen Rependa is in her third year of a philosophy specialist degree at University of Toronto. Her philosophical interests include Continental Philosophy and questions of interpersonal relations. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing and competitive horseback riding.

Julia DaSilva

Julia DaSilva is a second-year student pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Literature and Critical Theory and a minor in Indigenous Studies. Her previous editorial experience includes a position as a junior editor with Almagest, UofT's History and Philosophy of Science and Technology journal, with which she is also a senior editor this year. She is primarily interested in the ethics of existential philosophy, particularly as they relate to environmental ethics, collective action, and political theory. Julia is also a creative writer, with a poem, "Free Market Immortal," published in the 2017 issue of UofT's Spectatorial journal and a fantasy novel approaching completion.


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