Derek Postnikoff email@example.com
Derek completed a B.A. (Hons) at the University of Saskatchewan before completing an M.Sc. in mathematics at the University of Alberta in 2004. Derek is doing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. on metaphor and its role in mathematics. He is recipient of a University Graduate Scholarship. Supervisor: Sarah Hoffman.
Stephen holds a philosophy BA from the University of Saskatchewan and is writing his thesis on Hannah Arendt and the distinction between bios and zoe. Supervisor: Daniel Regnier.
Marzieh Eskandari firstname.lastname@example.org
Marzieh holds a BSc in Nuclear Engineering and an MSc in Management, Science and Technology from Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran; she is entering the program in Jan. 2013. Marzieh is interested in issues of objectivity in the context of Wittgenstein’s On Certainty.
Julian Hamara email@example.com
Julian holds a philosophy BA from Concordia University and is entering the program in Sept. 2012. Julian is interested in the philosophy of language.
Paul McConnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul has a BSc with a concentration in biology from Queen's University, followed by a BA in Philosophy from the U of S. His interests include Bernard Lonergan, the neurobiological basis of logic and consciousness, and evolutionary explanations of mind and behavior.
Dexter Mallaley email@example.com
Dexter holds a philosophy BA from University of New Brunswick. He is writing his thesis on Nietzsche’s conception of the “warrior elite”, with reference to the Samurai philosophy of Bushido. Supervisor: John Liptay.
Brandon Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon holds a philosophy BA from the University of Saskatchewan and is entering the program in Sept. 2012. Brandon is most interested in the theoretical philosophy of Kant, and the tension between nature and normativity.
Wenona Partridge email@example.com
Wenona is writing her thesis on imagination and formalism in aesthetics. Supervisor: Daniel Regnier.
Dylan is interested in the foundational role of contradiction in epistemology (especially in relation to the types of knowledge delineated by Kant and others in the Western tradition), the relationship between epistemology and metaphysics, the possibility of abstraction, and the limits of reason. His thesis is on Putnam on Quine and Analyticity Supervisor: Phil Dwyer.
Kevin Reel firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin holds a philosophy BA from Western Kentucky University and is entering the program in Sept. 2012. Kevin is interested in issues pertaining to modernity, ethics, and political theory.
Will Robbins email@example.com
Will has been awarded a SSHRC Master's Scholarship. He is investigating the role of imagination in the formation of moral agents. Supervisor: Emer O'Hagan.
Kathryn Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org
Kati is interested in researching the relationship between faith and reason in Kierkegaard. In particular, she hopes to address the question of what exactly it is that Kierkegaard is rejecting through his Fideist assertions and why, as well as whether there is a role for reason in faith according to Kierkegaard and, if so, what this role might be. Supervisor: Leslie Howe.
Jason Sampara email@example.com
Jason is writing his thesis on the economic and ethical implications of intellectual property under the tentative title Communities of Intellectual Property: Re-imagining the Commons of Intellectual Property Rights. Supervisor: Ria Jenkins.
Courtney Schappert firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney is writing his thesis on the issue of whether and to what extent Gilbert Ryle is properly classified as a behaviorist. Supervisor: Phil Dwyer.
Jessie Witow email@example.com
Jessie holds a philosophy BA from the University of Saskatchewan and is entering the program in Sept. 2012. He is interested in Ethics, Existentialism, and Pragmatism.