Extending New Narratives
Our international partnership is comprised of 12 academic institutions, with co-investigators at each institution: Simon Fraser University (Lisa Shapiro, PI), McGill University (Marguerite Deslauriers), University of Western Ontario (Corey Dyck), University of Guelph (Patricia Sheridan), Duke University (Andrew Janiak), University of Pennsylvania (Karen Detlefsen), Columbia University (Christia Mercer), Monash University (Jacqueline Broad), University of Sydney (Dalia Nassar), Jyväskylä University (Martina Reuter), Université de Paris X-Nanterre (Anne-Lise Rey), Université de Lyon 3-Jean Moulin (Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin). We also have over 70 academic scholars and librarians as collaborators.
The project has an historical scope that includes the medieval period, the Renaissance, early modern period (17th and 18th centuries), and the 19th and early 20th centuries (up to 1940). We've identified four philosophical themes that will help structure the new narratives being developed. Three are familiar: metaphysics and epistemology; ethics, social, and political philosophy; and philosophy of mind and philosophy of education. The fourth, though less familiar, is essential to achieving our goal of making philosophy more inclusive: the metaphilosophical issues of (a) what counts as philosophy; (b) what counts as a philosophical work; and (c) the purposes of the history of philosophy.