Department of Philosophy

Jan Zwicky

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History: B.A. (Calgary), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), associate professor. Joined this department in 1996. Now Emeritus.

Interests: metaphilosophy, gestalt epistemology, environmental epistemology, ancient Greek philosophy, history of ideas, Wittgenstein

Publications: Lyric Philosophy (rev. ed., 2011/1992), Plato as Artist (2009), Wisdom and Metaphor (2003/2008), which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction. Zwicky has also published eight collections of poetry, including Wittgenstein Elegies, Songs for Relinquishing the Earth (winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry), and Forge (shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize). She lectures frequently in the US and Europe. Her most recent journal publication is “What Is Ineffability?”, which appeared in International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26.2 (June 2012):197–217.

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Courses Currently Taught