Réal Fillion - Full Professor

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHYRealFillion 2016 Edit
Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext. 303
E-mail: rfillion@usudbury.ca

Education
  • B.A. (General), Philosophy, University of Winnipeg
  • B.A. (Honours Year), Philosophy, Trent University
  • B.Ed. University of Ottawa
  • M.A. Interdisciplinary (Philosophy and History), Trent University
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Ottawa
Areas of specialization
  • Contemporary French Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of History
Courses taught
  • PHIL 1105 Introduction à la philosophie
  • PHIL 1115 Introductory to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2126 Philosophy of Sexuality
  • PHIL 2156 Philosophy, Culture and Power
  • PHIL 2256 Philosophy of Education
  • PHIL 2325 Reason and Experience in Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 2505 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • PHIL 2525 Contemporary Moral Issues / Problèmes éthiques contemporains
  • PHIL 2345 Bioethics : Human Life Issues / Bioéthique: étude de cas
  • PHIL 3306 Textes d'auteurs I
  • PHIL 3307 Textes d'auteurs II
  • PHIL 3326 Philosophie contemporaine I
  • PHIL 3327 Philosophie contemporaine II
  • PHIL 3486 Marx, Marxism, and Socialism
  • PHIL 3625 Interprétation et valeurs
  • PHIL 4006 Honours Seminars
  • PHIL 4007 Honours Seminars
  • PHIL 4405 20th Century Moral, Political, Social and Legal Theory
  • PHIL 4805 Independent Studies
Areas of research interest
  • Social and Political Philosophy; Multiculturalism; Nineteenth-Century Philosophy; Philosophy of History.
Recent publications
  • "Situating Poligen Studies: Between Moral Enquiry and Political Theory," Genealogy, Volume 2, No. 2 (2018).
  • "Assemblages and the Un-Timeliness of Democratic Commitments," SubStance, Volume 46, No. 1 (2017): pp. 111-123.
  • "Challenging Norms: the Co-Creative Core of Erotic Life" in Desire, Love and Identity: A Textbook for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, ed. Gary Foster. Toronto: Oxford University Press (2017).
  • "The First Cycle of Study: Teaching and Learning at Cross-Purposes?" Canadian Journal of Higher Education/Revue canadienne d'enseignement supérieur, Volume 45, No. 1 (2015): 136-147.
  • "The Continuing Relevance of Speculative Philosophy of History." Journal for the Philosophy of History, Volume 8, No. 2 (2014): 180-195.
  • "Handing in Assignments on Time: The Polytemporal Musicality of Classwork and Mindful Engagement," Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2014. www.kpu.ca/td/current-issue
  • Foucault and the Indefinite Work of Freedom. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2012.
  • “A Clean Place Unsettled: Beginnings of a Philosophical Reflection,” in The Clean Place: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Roots of Turtle Island edited Michael Hankard (Vernon: JCharleton Publishing, 2019), 21-36.
  • “Freedom in the Archive: On Doing Philosophy through Historiography,” Foucault Studies, No. 25 (October, 2018), 103-119.