Dr. Robert Piercey
Professor of Philosophy
Awards Officer 2019-2020
B.A. Hons. (Memorial), M.A. (Warwick), Ph.D. (Notre Dame)
Phone: 306.359.1214 | Fax: 306.359.1200 | Office: CM 506
Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wed. 10:30am to 12:00pm, or by appointment
- Post-Kantian European Philosophy;
- Historiography of Philosophy;
- Philosophy of History;
- Philosophy of Literature;
- “The Metaphilosophy of the Analytic-Continental Divide: From History to Hope.” In The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology, ed. Giuseppina D’Oro and Soren Overgaard. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- “Narcissism or Facts: A Pragmatist Approach to the Philosophy of History.” Journal of the Philosophy of History 11:2 (2017).
- “Hermeneutics Without Historicism: Heidegger, MacIntyre, and the Function of the University.” The European Legacy 21:3 (2016).
- The Uses of the Past From Heidegger to Rorty: Doing Philosophy Historically. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- The Crisis in Continental Philosophy: History, Truth and the Hegelian Legacy. Continuum, 2009.
Current Scholarly Projects
Much of my research concerns the intersections between philosophy and other areas. I’ve written quite a bit on the relation between philosophy and its history, especially on what it might mean to say that philosophy is inherently historical. More recently, I’ve been doing research into the philosophical dimensions of reading. I’ve published articles on a wide range of post-Kantian philosophers—including Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer, Habermas, and Deleuze—and I have a particularly keen interest in the work of Paul Ricoeur.
I’m editor of the journal Philosophy in Review.