David Suarez

David Suarez 2022, 150w


Part-time Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) & Tri-Campus TA Coordinator


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 aimed at understanding and rehabilitating post-Kantian philosophy in order to develop it today as a viable mode of philosophical inquiry. On the one hand, this involves scholarship in the history of philosophy focused on Kant, German Idealism and Romanticism, Neo-Kantianism, phenomenology, and existentialism; on the other hand, it involves the ongoing development of the insights contained in these post-Kantian traditions in the form of systematic philosophical methods and positions that can sustain contemporary scrutiny.

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.
  • “Nature at the Limits of Science and Phenomenology,” Journal of Transcendental Philosophy 1(1), 109-133, 2020.
  • “Perception and Self-Awareness in Merleau-Ponty and Martin,” European Journal of Philosophy, 2021 (early view).
  • “Art, Authenticity, and Understanding,” in Limits of Intelligibility: Issues from Kant and Wittgenstein, edited by Jens Pier. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.


Jackman Humanities Building (room 524), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8