Paul Fairfield is Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s and the author of nine sole-authored books on topics ranging from hermeneutics to education, politics, and death. His writings fall within the tradition of existential phenomenology and hermeneutics as well as pragmatism, and major influences on his work to date include Friedrich Nietzsche, John Dewey, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Current projects include a book on the philosophy of education entitled Teachability and Learnability: Can Thinking be Taught? and one on the philosophy of history entitled Transitions: An Essay on Historical Change. He has taught at Queen's University since 2002.