At the Einstein Hotel, Latvia

Nicholas McGinnis, PhD, successfully defended his dissertation, On Philosophical Intuitions, at the University of Western Ontario in the Spring of 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Robert Stainton. He was born in Montreal, Canada and attended Concordia University where he completed both his B.A. (honours) and M.A. in philosophy. He is a member of the Rotman Institute of Science and Values. His work focuses on philosophy of language, experimental philosophy, metaphysics, and non-classical logic. He was the organizer of the Metholodogy, Metaphilosophy & Metametaphysics Reading Group at Western.

1. Publications and Works

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  1. McGinnis, N.D. On Philosophical Intuitions, PhD Thesis, University of Western Ontario (2015). Supervisor: Dr. Robert J. Stainton. Scholarship@Wesern Link

  2. McGinnis, N. D. The Unexpected Applicability of Paraconsistent Logic. Foundations of Science, 18:4 (2013), 625-640. SpringerLink

  3. McGinnis, N.D. Phenomenology, Interrogation and Biopower: Merleau-Ponty on 'Human Resources Exploitation', in the Review Journal of Political Philosophy (ed. J. Jeremy Wisnewski) Vol. 8, No. 1 (2010) p. 125-137. Ebscohost / Cambridge Scholars Publishing

  4. McGinnis, N.D. Wittgenstein's Influence on the Development of Virtue Ethics, M.A. Thesis, Concordia University (2006). Supervisor: Dr. Pablo Gilabert. Spectrum Research-Concordia

2. Presentations

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  1. Experimental Philosophy and Semantic Internalism, presented at the Canadian Philosophical Association's Annual Congress, University of Ottawa, 2015.

  2. The Language we Ought to Have, presented at the Society for Exact Philosophy's Annual Conference, McMaster University, 2015.

  3. Language, Realism and Lexical Flexibility: Reply to Vogel, Invited Commentary at PhilMilCog, University of Western Ontario, 2014.

  4. The Unreasonable Applicability of Paraconsistent Logics, presented at "Logic, Reasoning and Rationality 10," University of Ghent, Belgium, 2010.

  5. The Experimental Challenge, presented at 'What is Philosophy?' graduate conference, Concordia University, 2010.

  6. Three Obstacles to Intuitions of Reference, presented at 'De Philosophia' graduate conference, University of Ottawa, 2010.

  7. Simplicity in the Poincaré-Russell Debate, presented at the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Montreal, 2010.

  8. Commentary on 'A New Case for the Indeterminacy of Translation,' invited commentary at Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress, (Montreal, Quebec), 2010.

  9. Cry Havoc! And Let Slip the Dogmas of Metaphor: A Commentary on Phelan's 'The Inadequacy of Paraphrase...', invited commentary at Buffalo Experimental Philosophy Weekend, SUNY Buffalo (Buffalo, NY), 2010.

  10. Phenomenology, Interrogation and Biopower: Merleau-Ponty on 'Human Resources Exploitation', Presented at the 16th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, Kent State (Akron, Ohio), 2009.

  11. Wittgenstein, Constructive Mathematics & his Return to Philosophy, pPresented at Canadian Philosophical Association's Annual Congress, Carleton (Ottawa, Ontario), 2009.

  12. Papineau Without Kripke in "Thinking About Consciousness", presented at 'Philosophy in the 21st Century', 1st annual PGSA conference, York University (Toronto, Ontario) 2008.

3. Contact Information

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Via Mail: Nicholas McGinnis
Department of Philosophy
Stevenson-Hall 2150
University of Western Ontario
N6A 5B8
E-Mail: n m c g i n n i (at) u w o . c a


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