David Suarez



Postdoctoral Fellow


St. George,

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  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Toronto
  • MA, Philosophy, Dalhousie University
  • BA, Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Simon Fraser University

Before (re)joining the Toronto department in 2018, David was a Lecturer and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley.

David’s research is focused on understanding subjectivity and its place in the natural world. His work draws on Kant, and the history of post-Kantian philosophy (especially phenomenology, neo-Kantianism, and German Idealism), in order to frame and address problems in metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

David talks a bit about his work in this interview with Into the Coast.

For more information visit David’s personal website.


Research Interests:

German Idealism, Kant, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind


  • “Phenomenological Naturalism,” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 25(4): 437-53, 2017.
  • “A Dilemma for Heideggerian Cognitive Science,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16(5), 909-930, 2017.
  • “Sensory Substitution and Non-Sensory Feelings,” co-authored with Diana Acosta Navas, Umut Baysan, and Kevin Connolly. In Sensory Substitution and Augmentation, Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • “Nature at the Limits of Science and Phenomenology,” Journal of Transcendental Philosophy 1(1), 109-133, 2020.


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