Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Associate Professor specializing in Political Philosophy (Canadian Political Thought, Gender and Politics)
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, July 1, 2010
Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 4077
B.A. (Hons) (Winnipeg); M.A., Ph. D. (Toronto)
Examining current debates over identity politics and rights discourse is my main interest at present. I am working on a book, which uses both contemporary (communitarian, post-modern) and traditional (Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau) accounts of political like to explore these debates. A key theme in the book is the need to ensure political continuity through the education of citizens and the establishing of justice between generations.
* "Reasoning about "Reasonable Accomodation": Charles Taylor on Negotiating Diversity in Canada, in Travelling Concepts: Negotiating Diversity in Canada and Europe" eds. Christian Lammert and Katja Sarkowsky (Verlag: 2010) pp 47-62.
* "Hobbes and Aristotle on Biology, Reason and Reproduction" in Matter and Form: From Natural Science to Political Philosophy: ed Ann Ward (Rowman & Littlefield: 2009) pp 163-174.
* "Nietzsche's Criticism of Socratic Reason" in Socrates: Reason or Unreason as the Foundation of European Identity, ed. Ann Ward (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007)
* "Pity, Pride and Prejudice: Rousseau on the Passions" in Bringing the Passions Back In, ed. Rebecca Kingston and Leonard Ferry, (UBC Press, 2007).
* "Feminine Concealment and Masculine Openness in J.J. Rousseau", in Feminist Interpretations of Rousseau, ed Lynda Lange, (Penn State University Press, 2002), pp 187-211
* “Birth, Community and Citizenship: Some Reflections” in Ronald Beiner and Wayne Norman eds., in Canadian Political Philosophy, (Oxford University Press, 2000)