Jeremy Proulx

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Senior Lecturer

History and Philosophy

702L Pray Harrold


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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, McMaster/Guelph/Laurier, 2011
  • MA, Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, 2004

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Proulx specializes in the history of classical German philosophy (especially Jacobi, Kant, and Schelling), 19th century continental philosophy and aesthetics. His teaching interests include:

  • the history of philosophy
  • contemporary continental philosophy
  • existentialism
  • aesthetics
  • philosophy of religion


  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 120 Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 130 Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 215 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 223 Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 225 Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 260 Existentialism
  • PHIL 330 Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 332 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 470/570 Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy

Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications
  • “Duration in Relativity: Some Thoughts on the Bergson-Einstein Encounter.” In Southwest Philosophy Review, 33:2 (July 2017)
  • “The Illusion of Freedom, the Tragedy of Fate, and the Moral Development of Ender Wiggin.” In Ender’s Game and Philosophy. Edited by Kevin S. Decker. (Hoboken: Wiley, 2013)
  • Paul Bruno, “Kant’s Concept of Genius.” In British Journal for the History of Philosophy. (30:3): 633–36. (2012) (invited review)
  • "Art and the Fecundity of Nature." In Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses 2012. Edited by Stefano Bacin, Alfredo Ferrarin, Claudio La Rocca, Margit Ruffing. De Gruyter.
  • Devin Zane Shaw’s Freedom and Nature in Schelling’s Philosophy of ArtSymposium (15:2) (2012) (review)
  • “Practical Paths in Philosophy: Comments on the 1785/86 Spinoza Controversy.” Intellectual History Review, 21:4 (December 2011).
  • “Nature, Judgment, and Art: Kant and the Problem of Genius.” Kant Studies Online. (2011)
  • “Bernard Freydberg's Schelling's Dialogical Freedom Essay.” In Symposium 13:2. (2009): 176–79. (review)
  • The Provocations of Nihilism: Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics in Jacobi, Kant, and Schelling.
Recent Professional Presentations
  • “The Taste of Virtue: Kant on Ethics and Aesthetics in the Culinary Arts.” Food Justice. Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. (2014)
  • “Creating Worlds: On the Imaginary Play of Children.” Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self, 1st International Symposium. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2014)
  • “Duration in Special Relativity: Bergson-Einstein.” Meeting of the Indiana Philosophical Association. Butler University, Indianapolis. (2014)
  • “Revisiting the Freedom-Nature Distinction: Kant on the Prolongation of Life.” The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiment, Performativity. Beyond Humanism Conference Series, Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy. (2013)
  • “Aesthetics and the Tragedy of Religion.” Futures of Schelling: Conference of the North American Schelling Society. University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. (2013)
  • “Aesthetics and Religion in Schelling’s Philosophical Letters.” Central APA, New Orleans. (2013)
  • “Religion as a Creative Endeavour: Schelling’s Philosophical Letters.” Varieties of Continental Thought and Religion. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. (2012)
  • “Jacobi and the Problem of Nihilism.” Pacific APA, Seattle, Washington. (2012)