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Shannon Dea

Associate Professor

Portrait of Shannon DeaAreas of interest

History of philosophy (especially early modern and classic pragmatism), philosophy of sex and gender, feminist philosophy, pedagogy, equity in academe, social metaphysics

Selected publications

  • Beyond the Binary: Thinking About Sex and Gender. Peterborough: Broadview, 2016.
  • “A Harm Reduction Approach to Abortion.” Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada. Ed. Shannon Stettner. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2016, 317-332.
  • “A House At War Against Itself: Absolute Versus Pluralistic Idealism in Spinoza, Peirce, James and Royce.” British Journal For the History of Philosophy 23.4 (July 2015) 710-731.

Selected grants, fellowships, awards

  • SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Standard Research Grant, “The river of pragmatism: Spinoza, Berkeley, Kant and Peirce,” (2010-2013).
  • Arts Award 2016 for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Province of Ontario's Leading Women Building Communities Award (2012).

Selected supervisions

  • Peirce and pragmatism
  • Spinoza and early modern philosophy
  • Social metaphysics


  • Member, Women's Studies Program

Contact information
519-888-4567  x32778
Office:  HH 329

University of Waterloo

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