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Gaëlle Fiasse

Gaëlle Fiasse

Associate Professor

Office: Leacock 940

On Leave 2014-2015.

Tel: 514-398-4400 x094409

Email: gaelle [dot] fiasse [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Gaëlle Fiasse)

Degrees

University of Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), Belgium
PhD, Philosophy, 2002 (summa cum laude)
MA, Philosophy, 1998
BA, Classical Philology, 1998
BA, Philosophy, 1995

Fulbright fellow, CUA (Washington, D.C.), 2001-2002

Teaching and research areas

Ancient Philosophy (Ethics and Metaphysics)
Contemporary Ethics (Paul Ricoeur)
Religious Ethics, Theological Ethics (Faculty of Religious Studies)

Research interests and current work in progress

In terms of the history of philosophy and ethics, Prof. Fiasse is a specialist in Aristotle and Paul Ricœur. She is one of the Canadian correspondents for the Fonds Ricœur. http://www.fondsricoeur.fr/intro.php

Her major research, as well as her different publications and collaborations, concentrates on the interpersonal relationship as a core element in the foundation of morality. This particular approach to ethics focuses on the relationship with another person as playing a central role for the will and for the development of meanings and values. The themes that she examines are friendship, otherness, justice, forgiveness, violence and fragility.

Her current works concern the question of forgiveness and the theme of fragility. She was awarded a grant from the FQRSC for her project on forgiveness (2005-2008) and another grant from the SSHRC for her research on fragility (2008-2011). As far as the latter project is concerned, Prof. Fiasse works in collaboration with Prof. Catherine Lu from McGill's department of Political Science. The goal of this philosophical project is to analyze the theoretical and practical implications of “human fragility”. In addition to addressing the theoretical void in research pertaining to the concept of human fragility, they aim to contribute to two areas of practical concern: the moral fragility of victims and perpetrators in contexts of oppression and political violence; and the ethical issues that arise in the treatment of people in states of extreme vulnerability.

Books

Paul Ricœur. De l'homme faillible à l'homme capable, ed. Gaëlle Fiasse.Paris: Presses Universitaires de France (Débats philosophiques), 2008. [Articles from  Jeffrey Andrew Barash, Jean Grondin, Johann Michel, Alain Thomasset, Gaëlle Fiasse, Richard Kearney] paul_ricoeur._de_lhomme_faillible_a_lhomme_capable.pdf

Translated in Spanish: Paul Ricœur. Del hombre falible al hombre capaz, Buenos Aires: Nueva vision, 2009. 

L'autre et l'amitié chez Aristote et Paul Ricœur. Analyses éthiques et ontologiques, Louvain: Peeters, Éditions de l'Institut supérieur de Philosophie (Bibliothèque philosophique de Louvain, 69), 2006.

 Articles

“L'amitié. Vouloir le bien de l'autre, et réciproquement”, in Philo & Cie, 2014, 17-19.

“Ricœur's Hermeneutics of the Self. On the In-Between of the Involuntary and the Voluntary, and Narrative Identity, ” Philosophy Today, 58 (2014), 39-51.

“H. Jonas. L'impact du dix-septième siècle: la signification de la révolution scientifique et technologique.” In H. Jonas, Essais philosophiques. Du credo ancien à l'homme technologique, éd. par D. Bazin et O. Depré, Paris: Vrin, 2013, 75-117.

“L'amitié et la fragilité chez Aristote et Thomas d'Aquin,” in Jérusalem, Athènes et Rome. Liber amicorum X. Dijon, ed. by J. Fierens, Bruxelles: Bruylant, 2012, 109-129.

“Revisiting Jankélévitch's Dichotomy between Excusing the Ignorant and Forgiving the Wicked,” Philosophy Today 56/1 (2012), 3-15.

“Ricœur's Medical Ethics: the Encounter between the Physician and the Patient,” in Reconceiving Medical Ethics, ed. by C. Cowley, New York: Continuum Press, 2012, 30-42.

“The Golden Rule and Forgiveness.” In A Passion for the Possible. Thinking with Paul Ricœur, ed. Brian Treanor and Henry Venema, Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy, New York: Fordham University Press, 2010, 77-89.

“Forgiveness and the Refusal of Injustice,” Proceedings of the ACPA 82 (2008), 39-48.

“Droit naturel, finalité, nature et esclavage chez Aristote,” in Droit naturel. Relancer l'histoire?, sous la dir. de L-L Christians, F. Coppens, X. Dijon, P. Favraux, G. Fiasse, J.-M. Longneaux et M. Ruol, Brussels: Bruylant, 2008, 133-154.

“La phronèsis dans l'éthique de Paul Ricœur,” in Le jugement pratique. Autour de la notion de phronèsis. Sous la direction de D. Lories et L. Rizzerio, Paris: J. Vrin (Bibliothèque d'histoire de la philosophie), 2008, 349-360.

“Aristote. Physique,” in Philosophie de la substance. Ousia dans la philosophie grecque des origines à Aristote. Travaux du Centre d'études aristotéliciennes de l'Université de Liège, ed. A. Motte et P. Somville, avec la collaboration de M.-A. Gavray, A. Lefka et D. Seron, Louvain: Peeters (Aristote. Traductions et études), 2008, 209-228.

“Paul Ricœur et le pardon comme au-delà de l’action,” Laval théologique et philosophique, 63/2 (2007): 363-376.

“Le tragique de l'action. Ricoeur et Antigone,” in: Le projet d'Antigone. Parcours vers la mort d'une fille d'Oedipe, ed. Louise Grenier, Montréal: Liber, 2005, 139-153.

“Aristote. Éthiques,” in: Philosophie de la forme. Eidos, Idèa, Morphè dans la philosophie grecque, des origines à Aristote, ed. André Motte, Louvain: Peeters (Aristote. Traductions et études), 2004, 508-537.

“Les fondements de la philanthropie dans le stoïcisme impérial, deux cas concrets : l’esclavage et la gladiature, ” Les Études Philosophiques 4/2002: 527-547.

“Aristotle's phronesis: A True Grasp of Ends as Well as Means?,” The Review of Metaphysics 55 (2001): 323-337.

“Paul Ricoeur, lecteur d'Aristote,” in Éthique à Nicomaque VIII-IX, ed. Guy Samama, Paris: Ellipses, 2001, 185-189.

“La problématique de l'amour-éros dans le stoïcisme: confrontation de fragments, paradoxes et interprétations,” Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 97 (1999): 459-482.

Book reviews

“An encounter with Charles L. Griswold, Forgiveness. A philosophical exploration. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007, 268 pages, ” in PhaenEx. Journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture 3/2: 2008, 195-208.