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 Physics and an MSc in Philosophy of Science from Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran; she entered the program in Jan. 2013. Marzieh is interested in issues of knowledge and objectivity in the context of later Wittgenstein. Supervisor: Ria Jenkins.
Ferdinand Gemoh email@example.com
Ferdinand studied philosophy at the Claretian Institute of Philosophy (CIP), an affiliate of Nigeria’s University of Port Harcourt and Urban University Rome. His plan is to study Peter Singer’s ethics vis-à-vis John Paul II’s Thomistic Personalism, and re-instate love at the centre of Peter Singer’s ethics.
Ahmad Ghadyani firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahmad holds a BSc and MSc in civil engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. Due to his self-study of philosophy Ahmad became interested in existentialism and later Wittgenstein. As a graduate student at the U of S he is working on the implications of existentialism and Wittgenstein's later philosophy for ethics. Ahmad is also interested in literature, especially Persian poetry. Supervisor: Daniel Regnier.
Lyndsay Helfrich email@example.com
Lyndsay recently completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy (with a minor in History) from Thompson Rivers University, and hopes to investigate how music can offer aboriginal youth a way to remain connected with indigenous culture, while still being engaged with modern society.
Andries Joubert firstname.lastname@example.org
Andries holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Calgary and is entering the program in September 2015. Andries has an interest in ‘fundamental’ issues of epistemology and metaphysics especially as they appear in the history of philosophy, specifically, the debate between materialism and idealism.
Maryann Nwaokoro email@example.com
Maryann received her undergraduate degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and plans to study ethics. She believes that ethics will give her the opportunity to widen her scope of knowledge.
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.
Zahra Shojaei email@example.com
Zahra has an MA in Philosophy of Science from Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran. She has worked as a facilitator for Philosophy for Children classes and plans to write her MA thesis in this area.
Derek Sutherland firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek will be working through a thesis inspired by some thoughts on language and knowledge from Michel Foucault. Specifically, the thesis will be considering technology, contemporary capitalism, and environmentalism, and how deconstruction and examination of these manifestations may impede or facilitate an understanding of humanity’s place in Nature. Supervisor: Ria Jenkins.