Research Groups

Feminist Philosophy Research Group

Western Philosophy has a longstanding international reputation in feminist philosophy. One way in which we are active in this area is through our Feminist Philosophy Research Group. For the 2020-21 academic year, the research group is sponsoring a reading group on trust and social bonds. (See the schedule here.) For the 2019-20 academic year, the group sponsored a reading group on feminist philosophical reflections about popular movements (e.g., #MeToo, Black Lives Matter), a talk by Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen’s), and a workshop that was part of the Southwestern Ontario Feminist Philosophy Workshop series.

Kant Research Group

The Kant Research Group is a community of scholars based at the University of Western Ontario (in London ON, Canada) with primary research interests in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). The UWO KRG considers all aspects of Kant's philosophy, and issues pertaining to the historical context and reception of Kant's thought is an area of particular interest. In addition to holding regular meetings in which members present their latest research, the UWO KRG supports local conferences and workshops on Kantian topics. It also maintains an archive of digitized texts from the 18th century. More information

Current Members
Robert DiSalle, Corey W. Dyck, Lorne Falkenstein, William Harper, Dennis Klimchuk, Kathleen Okruhlik, Brigitte Sassen

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy

The Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Research Group is a community of scholars and researchers specializing in the study of Western philosophy between 1500 and 1800. Although based at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, our membership includes scholars and graduate students from around the world because our meetings and collaborations take place virtually or allow for virtual participation. We host regular reading and discussion group that engage with new and emerging research. Most years we host international conferences locally (in-person) or virtually. And we annually host a Research Language Seminar, which alternates between Latin and French. For more details about our current projects and activities, see our website here.

For archives of our e-conferences, see our repository in Scholarship@Western here.

If you are interested in joining our group or participating in our activities, please contact Dr. Benjamin Hill at