Department of Sociology

Department of

Sociology

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Rob Beamish

Professor

Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Email: beamishr@queensu.ca
Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 74478
Office: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D401

Research Areas

  • Classical social theory
  • The ontology of Being 
  • Modernity in the early twentieth century

Rob Beamish’s current research focuses on two unfinished projects related to the development of Marx’s ideas and the dissemination of his manuscripts. Those projects stem from one of Rob’s earliest publications, Marx, Method, and the Division of Labor (University of Illinois Press, 1992).

As a member of the advisory board for The Krader Project at McMaster University, Rob is also involved in research that builds on Lawrence Krader’s unpublished essays and his posthumously published, Noetics: The Science of Thinking and Knowing. Rob's main focus is an integration of Krader’s work in Noetics with the phenomenological perspectives of Schutz, Merleau-Ponty, and Arendt on the issues of perception, thinking, labour, and knowing.

Although he has written extensively on sport and the use of performance-enhancing substances in sport, Rob has returned his focus exclusively to themes and issues related to Marx’s and Krader’s manuscripts. Rob would welcome the opportunity to supervise students interested in the intensive study of Marx’s ideas or the work of Lawrence Krader.