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Department of Philosophy
Elizabeth Trott

Elizabeth Trott

Title:

Professor

Education:

B.A., M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. (Waterloo); B.Ed, OSSTC (Toronto)

Office:

JOR-410

Telephone:

416-979-5000 ext. 6163

Email Address:

etrott@ryerson.ca

Research Interests:

Social and political philosophy; Human rights, race, and multiculturalism; Aesthetics; Philosophy of literature, film and culture; Kant, Hegel and the 19th century; Metaphysics

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Recent Publications:
 

2016       "Idealism and Ethics: GWF Hegel and Leslie Armour"  Philosophy, Culture and Tradition, Vol. 11, 93-107.
2015        “Introduction” and “Postscript” to four Symposium papers on Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye, URAM 
                Sept-Dec, 2011, published 2015, 184-190, 267.
                "Leslie Armour: Idealist, Metaphysician, Philosopher of Community, Friend" Collingwood and Idealist Studies,
                21:1,
2015, 1-23. (co-author William Sweet)
                "Is Religious and Political Art Really Art?" Maritain Studies, Vol. XXIX, 3-14.
2012         "Kant's Legacy, Murder as Art" URAM, Vol. 32, no 2,3,4, 2009, issued 2012.
                 "Freedom of Speech and Political Correctness," Science and Esprit, 64/2,  179-193.

2011         “The Evolving Absolute,” Science and Esprit, 63/1, 1-18.
                "Charles De Koninck (1906-1965) "Canada's Eminent Philosopher of Nature" URAM, Vol. 31, no 4 2008,
                 issued 2011, 241-259.   

2007         “Saving the Wilderness: When Beauty is Not Enough.” Maritain Studies, Vol. XXIII, 53-63.

2006          “T. H. Green, Democracy and Education”, co author Darin Nesbitt, Paideusis, Vol.15,  no. 2, 61-78.

2005          “Canada, the Caribbean and Multiculturalism: Dialectical Reasoning and Common Ground,” Southern Journal
                  of Canadian Studies
, Vol.1, no. 1, 83-95.    

                  Entries on Canadian philosophers in the Thoemmes Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, ed. John
                  Shook, and in the Thoemmes Dictionary ofTwentieth Century British Philosophers, ed., Stuart Brown.

 
Recent Presentations
:
 

2017        "Introducing Canadian Philosophy", President’s Keynote Address URAM, U of T, Aug. 3.

2016        "The Self, The Individual, and Educational Paradoxes", Jacques Maritain Society St Paul University, Ottawa, 
                Oct. 29.           

2015         "A Tribute to Leslie Armour"  Keynote Address at Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology, Ottawa,
                November, 30.
                “Philosophy as Story Telling”, URAM conference, University of Toronto, Aug5-8
                “Fred Wilson, FH Bradley and Relations”, URAM conference, U of T, Aug5-8
                "Idealism and Ethics",  Jacques Maritain Association, University of Ottawa, May 30.31. 

2014        "The Metaphors of Selves", Jacques Maritain Association, Brock University, May 28-30.

2013        "The Self, The Individual and The Person" conference on Idealist theories of the Self, Manchester College,
                Oxford University, August 27-30.

Video 1:

VIDEO FROM RYERSON’S 7TH ANNUAL PHILOSOPHY SYMPOSIUM (MAY 14TH, 2014)

            
Video 2:

VIDEO FROM RYERSON’S 8TH ANNUAL PHILOSOPHY SYMPOSIUM (MAY 15TH, 2015).