Alexandra Morrison

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

  • PhD (Philosophy) University of Guelph
  • MA, BA (Philosophy) University of Toronto

Biography

Dr. Alexandra Morrison’s research interests include 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially the phenomenological and existential traditions) and Feminist Philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with questions of selfhood, alterity and community in Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time. Since finishing her doctorate Morrison’s interest in the relationship between self, community and language has led her to feminist philosophy as well as the intersection of philosophy, art and literature.

Recent Publications

  • “To This We Are Bound as Bodies to Wild Horses: Philosophy, Literature and Feminism” (in preparation)
  • “The Ruination of the Artwork” in The Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle 2013, Southern Connecticut State University
  • “The Voice of Ambiguity: Beauvoir’s Phenomenological and Literary Echoes” (Forthcoming, Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy)
  • “The Finitude of the Work of Art” Studia Philosophiae Christianae: Special Issue on Heidegger and Hermeneutics (forthcoming)
  • “Nicholson: Through Self-Loathing to Philosophy,” Philosophical Apprenticeships: Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada, eds. Lampert and Robinson. University of Ottawa Press, 82-89, 2009

Recent Presentations

  • “I have had my Vision: Mood, Perception and Transformative Agency in Woolf and Beauvoir,” The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, October 2013
  • “The Ruination of the Artwork: Materiality, Repetition, Difference,” 47th Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle, May 2013
  • “Echo, Existence and Universality in Beauvoir’s Feminism,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) April 2013
  • “Equality, Happiness and the Good: The Legacy of J. S. Mill,” Guest lecture in the CORE Curriculum, University of Saint Francis, February 2013
  • “The Voice of Ambiguity: Beauvoir’s Phenomenological and Literary Echoes” 19th International Conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society, June 2011

Research Areas

  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Ethics

Teaching Areas

  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Ethical Theory and Moral Problems
  • Introduction to Philosophy (History of Philosophy)
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Logic and Critical Thinking