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Kathryn Lawson


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Kate Lawson is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Queen’s University. She was a visiting graduate student at Cambridge University's Faculty of Divinity during the Lent 2020 term (Dr. Simone Kotva and Dr. Stephen Plant) and in 2017 Kate received a Master's degree from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University (Dr. Antonio Calcagno). She attended The School of Criticism and Theory Summer School at Cornell University (Dr. Branka Arsic) in 2016 and Tilburg University’s Philosophy Summer School (Dr. Simon Critchley) in 2014. Kate’s interests include environmental philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of religion, aesthetics, Indian philosophy, feminist perspectives, and existentialism. Kate's dissertation entitled "Decreation for the Anthropocene" places the philosophy of Simone Weil in conversation with our current environmental crisis.


 "Art and the Other: Aesthetic Intersubjectivity in Gadamer and Stein". Symposium Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 2020), 74-91.

"The Ethical Imperative of Reincarnation in the Timeaus and The Bhagavad Gita" Symposia: The Journal of Religion. Toronto: University of Toronto, 2019.

"One Hand Clapping" in The Art of Anatheism: The Philosophy of Richard Kearney. Edited by Matthew Clemente and Richard Kearney. Rowman and Littlefield: London, 2017.

Introduction to and editor of Breached Horizons: The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion. Rowman and Littlefield: London, 2017.