I received my PhD in Philosophy from Western University (which some people still call by its real name, the “University of Western Ontario”, in London, Canada). I am currently a Contract Faculty member at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Lauirer University (both in Waterloo, Canada). I enjoy teaching and research, but I’m really a family guy who likes to go to the park with his kids, and make dinner for extended family and visitors.

My wife, Amy Butchart, is also a philosopher. She teaches in Women Studies at the University of Guelph, and in Philosophy and Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, so we get to work together sometimes. You can’t beat that! We have two daughters: Imogen and Poppy.

When I am not doing my academic work, you will find me cooking, eating, drinking, and reading history books. I particularly enjoy reading the history of science, and twentieth century political and cultural history–especially focussing on Weimar and Nazi Germany.


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