Kathryn Lawson

Ph.D. Candidate


Arts and Science

Research Interests

Environmental philosophy, Philosophy of religion, Phenomenology, Feminist perspectives, Simone Weil

  • B.A., Honours (Philosophy), King’s University College at Western University
  • M.A., (Theory and Criticism), Western University

Kate’s research interests include environmental philosophy, philosophy of religion, phenomenology, feminist perspectives, and the work of Simone Weil. She was a visiting graduate student at Cambridge University's Faculty of Divinity during the Lent 2020 term and she attended The School of Criticism and Theory Summer School at Cornell University in 2016. Kate's dissertation entitled Decreation for the Anthropocene places the philosophy of Simone Weil in conversation with our current environmental crisis.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  • "Art and the Other: Aesthetic Intersubjectivity in Gadamer and Stein" Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. 24.1 (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.
Book Chapters
  • "One Hand Clapping" in The Art of Anatheism: The Philosophy of Richard Kearney. Edited by Matthew Clemente and Richard Kearney. London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.
Edited Collections
  • Breached Horizons: The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion. Co-edited with Rachel Bath, Antonio Calcagno, and Steve G. Lofts. Rowman and Littlefield: London, 2017.
Other Writing 
  • “Attention in the Time of COVID-19.” Object Tales. Cambridge Faculty of Divinity Online. 2020.

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