Department of Philosophy



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Brennen Harwood

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Brennen completed his BA at the University of Alberta and his MA at Queen's University, where he wrote his thesis on the grounds and scope of egalitarian justice. His main research interests lie within the general province of critical political theory, with more particular interests concerning the history of popular struggles for recognition, the structure of political claims, and the idea of utopia as a political concept. Currently, influenced principally by the work of Jacques Rancière among others, he is looking into how we might most productively understand the subject of different claims for 'recognition' or equality, with a specific eye toward the practices of invention at work within political claims, and the relationship between reason and imagination that these claims involve.