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  • Stephen Blackwood
    Visiting Assistant Professor, BA (Hon.) Memorial University of Newfoundland, M.A. McMaster University, Ph.D. Wilfrid Laurier University

    Office: AS 332R
    Phone: (709) 639-6484
    Areas of Interests: My research interests lie in the intersection of philosophies of mind and language, as well as moral philosophy. These days I am focusing on issues having to do with self-knowledge. More particularly, I am exploring how an expressivist take on self-ascriptive utterances helps us to understand our ability to know our own minds, and what consequences that may have for our understanding of reflective/critical rationality.
  • Lawrence Bruce-Robertson
    Assistant Professor, B.A. Victoria College, University of Toronto, M.D. Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.A. Dalhousie University, M.A. and Ph.D. Cornell University.

    Office: AS332G
    Phone: (709) 639-2586
    Areas of Interests: Lawrence Bruce-Robertson studied philosophy at the University of Toronto for his B.A. degree. He then became a medical doctor (M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, with post-graduate training at Mt Sinai hospital in New York city). He returned to the humanities to study Classics, obtaining an M.A. at the Classics department of Dalhousie University. He was a fellow of King's College, Halifax, and spent three years teaching in the core text Foundation Year Programme at King's. Following this he studied philosophy at Cornell University, earning an M.A. and a Ph.D. His scholarly work is focused on the history of philosophy, especially the work of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Hegel. He has written on Aristotle, the Canadian philosopher James Doull, Plato and Hegel. Dr. Bruce-Robertson and his wife Jane have three children and in their free time can be found backcountry and alpine skiing, rock and ice climbing, and in general doing anything which takes them into Newfoundland's beautiful outdoors.
  • Maura Hanrahan
    Assistant Professor and Program Chair, B.A. Memorial University, M.A., Carleton University, Ph.D., London School of Economics.

    Office: AS332Q
    Phone: 637-6200 ext. 2181
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Maura Hanrahan has degrees from Memorial, Carleton University and the London School of Economics, where she was a Rothermere Fellow. At Grenfell, she is cross-appointed to the Environmental Policy Institute. Dr. Hanrahan is the author/co-author or editor of 11 books in several genres, including fiction, and the author of many articles in academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. For 15 years, she worked for Indigenous governments and organizations in several provinces and at the national level. Her current academic interests include gender concepts and representations in literature and culture, postcolonial culture and Indigenous people, Southern Inuit history, culture and ethics, the hermeneutics of Captain Bob Bartlett, and the construction of collective memory in Newfoundland. Dr. Hanrahan was born and raised in Newfoundland, is of European and Mi'kmaq ancestry, and is married with one daughter.
  • Bernard Wills
    Visiting Assistant Professor, BA University King’s College, M.A. Dalhousie, P.H.D MacMaster

    Office: AS 332E
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext. 6309
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Wills’ research area is Plato and the History of Platonism particularly in Augustine and the Medieval and Early Modern Augustinians. He is more broadly concerned with the tradition of philosophical theology in general and its relation to the symbolic, poetic and erotic dimensions of experience. Dr. Wills is currently working on the role of myth and imagery in Plato’s Phaedo and is writing on the role of imaginative representation in religious belief.

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