David Morris

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PhD: The University of Toronto (1997)
MA: The University of Toronto (1992)
BA: The University of Toronto (1991)

Note: I am on sabbatical from June 1 2014 to May 31 2015, and will not be taking on new MA supervisees for the 2014-15 academic year. For those entering the program in 2014, I am, however, open to taking on new supervisees or co-supervisees starting in September 2015. If you are interested in this possibility, please get in touch by email.

My main interests are in phenomenology (esp. Merleau-Ponty) with a focus on the philosophy of the body, mind and nature in relation to current biology and cognitive science. My other interests include Hegel (in relation to 19th century German Idealism), Bergson, and ancient (esp. Aristotle) and modern philosophy. I am currently studying the problem of the genesis of meaning and sense, in relation to biological and perceptual phenomena. This has led me to a research and book project that focuses on issues of development and ontology in Merleau-Ponty and current biology. My most recent publications are on: reversibility, expression, perception, animals, faces, embryology and ontology in Merleau-Ponty; organisms in Kant; embodied cognition; animals and humans, in relation to the problem of mind and body; method in Husserl, Bergson, and Peirce. My book The Sense of Space was published by SUNY Press in 2004. You can find many of my publications in open access versions through my Academia.edu and Concordia Spectrum pages.


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