- 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.
For more information visit David’s personal website.
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.