Welcoming our 2019-20 Visiting Professor- Sean McGrath

The School of Religious Studies welcomes to McGill, and to the Birks Building, a new visiting professor during the 2019-20 academic year. We are excited for him to join us, and look forward to seeing his contributions to the life of the unit’s teaching and research activities.

Sean J. McGrath will be joining the School of Religious Studies for the 2019-20 academic year.  He is Full Professor of Philosophy at Memorial University and a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. A specialist in the history of philosophy and Christian theology, McGrath has published and lectured widely in German idealism, phenomenology, ecology, philosophical theology, and psychoanalysis. He is the author of four books, and many papers, book chapters, and edited volumes, including, The Early Heidegger and Medieval Philosophy (Catholic University of America, 2006), Heidegger: A (Very) Critical Introduction (Eerdmans, 2008), The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious (Routledge, 2012), and Thinking Nature: An Essay in Negative Ecology (Edinburgh University, 2019). McGrath is currently finishing a monograph on the late Schelling's philosophy of religion.  McGrath is also a founder of the North American Schelling Society, and the Memorial European Summer School in Philosophy (and long-serving Chair of its Department of Philosophy). We in the School of Religious Studies are grateful to be able to host him, in order to advance extant and prospective research collaborations. 

Look out for him on campus as of May 1!