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Paolo Biondi - Associate Professor

Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext. 308

  • B.A. (Honours), Philosophy, University of Sudbury/Laurentian University
  • M.A. Philosophy, Université Laval
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, Université Laval
Areas of Specialization
  • Aristotelian Cognitive Psychology (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic)
Courses taught
  • PHIL 1115 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2306 Moral and Political Views in Ancient Greek Philosophy / Théories morales et politiques de la Grèce antique
  • PHIL 2307 World View and Knowledge in Ancient Greek Philosophy / Vision du monde et métaphysique dans la philosophie grecque
  • PHIL 2326 The Empiricists from Locke to Hume
  • PHIL 2327 The Rationalists from Descartes to Leibniz
  • PHIL 2345 Bioethics: Human Life Issues / La bioéthique et les nouveaux pouvoirs sur la vie
  • PHIL 2506 Critical Thinking / Pensée critique
  • PHIL 2525 Contemporary Moral Issues / Problèmes éthiques contemporains
  • PHIL 2576 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 2876 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 3306 Topics in Ancient Philosophy (Topic: Ancient Greek Cosmology)
  • PHIL 3316 Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 3346 Bioethics for Healthcare Providers
  • PHIL 3407 Kant
  • PHIL 3876 Philosophy and Psychology
  • PHIL 3906 Topics in Philosophy: An Historical Approach (Topic: Understanding your Emotions)
  • PHIL 4805 Independent Studies
Areas of research interest
  • Aristotle's Posterior Analytics II.19 (induction, intuition, science, experience); Greek and Hellenistic conceptions of intelligence (nous), soul or mind (psychê), life (zôê); bioethics.
Recent Publications
  • “Polemical Note on Marcus, Golan, and Goodman, Ethical Issues related to End of Life Treatment in Patients with Advanced Dementia – The Case of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration,” Diametros 50 (2016): 138-151, doi: 10.13153/ diam.50.2016.980 (ca. 31,400 characters)
  • Peer reviewed article with Rachel Haliburton (University of Sudbury): “Thinking About End of Life in Teleological Terms”, in Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy 45 (September 2015) 1-18 (ca. 42,000 characters).
  • Co-editor with Louis Groarke (St. Francis Xavier University). "Shifting the Paradigm: Alternative Perspectives on Induction. Philosophische Analyse/Philosophical Analysis", Volume 55 (Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2014).
  • “Aristotle and Hume on Induction: A Comparative Study”, in Shifting the Paradigm: Alternative Perspectives on Induction. pp. 51-122.
  • "The Induction of the Principles of Science in Aristotle's Analytics", in Études maritainiennes - Maritain Studies, Vol. XXVIII (2012) 132-177.
  • "Aristotle's Analysis of Perception", in Laval théologique et philosophique, 66, 1 (février 2010) 13-32.