Assistant Professor Tenure Track – Feminist Philosophy July 1, 2020
The McMaster University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020. Applicants must have an area of specialization in feminist philosophy, broadly construed to encompass feminist approaches to any area within philosophy, such as history, metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy and/or ethics, to name just a few possibilities. The areas of competence and all other areas of specialization are open.
INSTITUTE ON ETHICS & POLICY FOR INNOVATION (IEPI)
This new program directed by Dr. Claudia Emerson and based in the Department of Philosophy uses cutting-edge research and on-the-ground knowledge to analyse ethics involving global health and development.
Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University, a vibrant, research-oriented department offering courses of study leading to the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. We embrace a variety of approaches to philosophical study and consider the breadth of our faculty expertise to be one of the advantages of our degree programs. Our research and teaching strengths include both continental and analytical perspectives, legal and political philosophy and ethics as well as epistemology and metaphysics, and strength in the history of philosophy from ancient through modern to twentieth-century thought. Browse our site to find out more about the department and please contact us with any questions you may have.
"Sovereign/ creature: Neostoicism in Benjamin’s Origin of the German Trauerspiel and his response to Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology"
Abstract: This talk is based on a chapter of my current book project on the political theology of sovereignty. In his 1922 text, Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, Carl Schmitt argues that the modern concept of state sovereignty derives from the transposition of an originally theological concept into secular politics. Read More about "Visiting Speaker – Paula Schwebel, March 6th, BSB 117 3:30 pm"