Adam Schipper

Ph.D. Candidate


Arts and Science

Research Interests

Phenomenology, Existentialism, Social Reproduction Theory, Marxism, Feminist Philosophy

  • B.A. Hons. (Philosophy and English Literature), Brandon University
  • M.A. (Philosophy), Concordia University

My doctoral research focuses on critical phenomenology and social reproduction theory, specifically how oppressive capitalist social relations come to structure lived, embodied experience and Being-in-the-world. Topics on which I am currently writing include: Merleau-Ponty’s account of operative intentionality in Phenomenology of Perception and its relation to bodily needs (such as sleep and hunger); Marx’s early writings on alienated labour and Iris Marion Young’s theory of oppression; de Beauvoir and Arendt’s contrasting accounts of labour and domestic work; and SRT frameworks for revolutionary praxis and freedom.