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Current Philosophy Graduate Students

Raymond Aldred
BA Honours in Philosophy (Calgary), MA in Philosophy (Calgary)

Research interests: Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Sex and Love, Philosophy of Mind, Neurophilosophy, Neuroethics, Ethics (especially biomedical ethics), Epistemology

Website: rayaldred.wordpress.com

E-mail: raymond [dot] aldred [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Ray Aldred)

Alex Anderson
BAH Contemporary Studies/History (University of King's College), MA Humanities (University of Chicago)

Research interests: History of Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Social Ontology

Email: alexander [dot] anderson2 [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Alex Anderson)

Frédérick Armstrong
BA in History, culture and society, minor in political science (UQÀM), MA in Philosophy (Université de Montréal).

Research interests: Contemporary Political Theory, Critiques of Liberalism, Justice, Minority Rights and Diversity, Personal Identity



Amy Barnes
BA Philosophy (Guelph)
Concurrently enrolled in: PhD Anthropology (McGill)

Research interests: Husserl, Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Social Sciences
Thesis topic: The Alienable and the Inalienable: the social effects and political origins of our evolving sense of essential personhood.


Jessica Barnes
B.Sc. Honours Neuroscience/Biochemistry (University of Ottawa). M.Sc. Psychiatry (McGill)

Research interests: Philosophy of Neuroscience/Psychopathology, Heidegger, Kant, Latin Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology (esp. evolutionary theory & taxonomy)

Email: jessica [dot] barnes [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Jessica Barnes)

Joseph Carew
BA Honours Philosophy (MUN), MA Philosophy (MUN), MA Philosophy (Europhilosophie: Université catholique de Louvain, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Toulouse Le Miral II)

Research interests: German Idealism (Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel), German Romanticism, Psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan, Žižek), 19th-Century Philosophy (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche), Modern Philosophy (Spinoza, Hume)
Thesis Topic: Hegel's Science of Logic as a theory of discursive rationality and its metaphysical consequences


Marie-Anne Casselot
BA Philosophy (UQAM)

Research interests: Feminist Theory, Ancient Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Political Philosophy.


Melanie Coughlin
BAHum, Concentration in Philosophy (College of the Humanities at Carleton University, and K.U. Leuven), MA Philosophy (University of Ottawa), Graduate Fellowship (Kansai University)

Research Interests: Kyoto School, 19th and 20th Century German Philosophy, East Asian Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion, Feminist Theory


Alice Zoe Everly
BA in Political Theory (Marlboro College), MA in Philosophy (University of Memphis)

Research interests: 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Biology (especially the concept of life)

Email: alice [dot] everly [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Alice Everly)

Zoli Filotas
BFA Specialization Jazz Studies (Concordia University), MA Philosophy (Concordia University)

Research interests: Ancient Ethical and Political Thought, contemporary Ethics, Feminist Theory
Thesis topic: Aristotle on Power and Equality in Personal Relationships

Email: %20edwin [dot] filotas [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Zoli Filotas)

Lucia Foglia
BA/MA Honours in Philosophy (University of Macerata), BA Psychology (University of Urbino), PhD Theoretical Philosophy (University of Siena)

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Embodied Cognition, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Cognitive Science

Website: http://mcgill.academia.edu/LuciaFoglia
Email: lucia [dot] foglia [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Lucia Foglia)

Bruno Guindon
BA Honours Philosophy (Concordia University), BFA Design Art (Concordia University), MA Philosophy (Simon Fraser University)

Research interests: Normativity (Theoretical and Practical), Metaethics, Ethics, Epistemology

Email: %20bruno [dot] guindon [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Bruno Guindon )

Maiya Jordan
BA Honours Philosophy (The University of Sheffield), MA Philosophy (The University of Sheffield)

Research interests: Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Kant, Transcendental Arguments, Sartre, free will, subjectivity.

Tim Juvshik
BA (Lakehead University), Visiting Student (Université Jean Moulin-Lyon III), MA (Queen's University)

Research interests: Metaphysics (esp. realism/anti-realism), epistemology, philosophy of science, Kant


Emailtimothy [dot] juvshik [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Tim Juvshik)



Brian Larsen-Wells
BA (Union University), MA (University of Memphis)

Research interests: Phenomenology, Existentialism, Plato, Aristotle, Catholic Theology

Email: %20brian [dot] larsenwells [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Brian Larsen Wells  )



Eric Murphy
BA, Independent Scholar: Consciousness Studies (Lake Forest College, Chicago, IL) MA, Philosophy (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA)

Research interests: Philosophy of Music (esp. electronic and improvised), Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics

Email: eric [dot] murphy2 [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Eric Murphy)


Nicole Ramsoomair
BA English and Philosophy (Wilfrid Laurier University), MA Philosophy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Research interests: Personal Identity, Metaphysics, Feminist Theory, Legal and Political Philosophy



Matthew Scarfone
BA Honours Philosophy (Acadia), MA Philosophy (Carleton)

Research interests: Metaethics (esp. realism/anti-realism), Moral Epistemology, Normativity

Email: matthew [dot] scarfone [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Matthew Scarfone)



Steven Sych
BA Honours Philosophy (University of Alberta)

Research interests: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially Heidegger, Hegel, and Derrida), the Early German Romantics, the History of Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion


Joey van Weelden
BA Honours Philosophy (University of Alberta), MA Philosophy (University of Toronto)

Research interests: Ethics (especially Well-Being), Practical Rationality and Irrationality, Meta-ethics, Personal Identity

Email: joseph [dot] vanweelden [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Joey van Weelden)

Muhammad Velji
Honours BA Bioethics (University of Toronto) MA Philosophy (Carleton University) PhD (Transferred) (University of South Florida)

Research Interests: The philosophical implications of the Islamic headscarf; AoS: Political philosophy (analytic & continental), Feminist philosophy, 20th century continental (Schmitt, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Bergson). AOC: philosophy of biology

Website: http://mcgill.academia.edu/MuhammadVelji
Email:muhammad [dot] velji [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Muhammad Velji)

Karina Vold
BA Honours with Distinction, Philosophy and Political Science (Toronto)

Research interests:Contemporary Analytic Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Ethics, Political Philosophy


David Weinkauf
BA Honours with High Distinction, MA (Toronto)

Research interests: Modern Continental Philosophy; Hermeneutical Phenomenology; Language and Poetics
Michel-Antoine Xhignesse
BA Honours (Mount Allison University), MA (Queen's University)

Research interests: Philosophy of Art and Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, 19th century Germany

Website: http://mcgill.academia.edu/MichelAntoineXhignesse
Email: %20michel-antoine [dot] xhignesse [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Michel-Antoine Xhignesse)