Robbie Moser

Associate Professor, Program Advisor

Robbie Moser

Contact Information

E-mail
rmoser@mta.ca
Phone
364-2347
Office
Hart Hall 102
Office hours
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Robbie Moser studies philosophers and ideas of the mediaeval and analytic traditions. He has a special interest in metaphysics and characterizations of philosophy.

Education

PhD (University of Ottawa, 2009)
MA (Dalhousie University, 2002)
BA (St. Francis Xavier University, 2001)

Research interests

Mediaeval philosophy

20th-century analytic philosophy

Wittgenstein

Metaphysics

Teaching

PHIL 1621 - Reason, Will, & World  (Introduction to Philosophy)

PHIL 2611 - Introductory Logic

PHIL 2801 - Metaphysics

PHIL 3101 - Mediaeval Philosophy

PHIL 3301 - Analytic Philosophy in Origin

PHIL 3311 - Analytic Philosophy in Progress

PHIL 3731 - Philosophy of Law

PHIL 4001 - Topics in History of Philosophy

PHIL 4511 - Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 4611 - Topics in Analytic Philosophy

Publications

Academic Publications

- Journal Articles, Book Chapters   

2016: “A Note on Anselm's unum argumentum”, Études maritainiennes - Maritain Studies 32, pp. 155-70

2014: “Wittgenstein, Form, and the Criterion of Understanding”, in Whence Intelligibility? Louis Perron, Ed., (Washington, DC: Council for Research and Values in Philosophy), pp. 13-30

2012: “The Anti-Philosophy of Wittgenstein and al-Ghazali”, Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions 8, pp. 107-122

2011: “Thomas Aquinas, Esse Intentionale, and the Cognitive As Such”, Review of Metaphysics 64, pp. 763-788

2009: “What Does it Mean to Be a Thomist?” Études maritainiennes - Maritain Studies 25, pp. 112-128

- Encyclopedia Entries 
2013: “Abstraction”, revised article by E.D. Simmons, in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, volume 1. Robert L. Fastiggi, ed. 4 vols. (Detroit: Gale), pp. 2-7

2013: “Conative”, original entry in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, volume 1. Robert L. Fastiggi, ed. 4 vols. (Detroit: Gale), pp. 298-99

 

Academic Presentations

2017: “Ineffabilia", panel paper on Michael Hymers's Wittgenstein on Sensation and Perception (Routledge 2017), in an Author-Meets-Readers Symposuim of the Atlantic Wittgenstein Reading Group, at the Atlantic Region Philosophers' Association, St. Mary's University, Halifax (Oct 13)

2017: “Rorty and the Role of Philosophy in Politics", at the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, Ryerson University, Toronto (May 28)

2017: “Holy Nonsense: Wittgensteinians Effing the Ineffable", at the Phoenix Colloquium, Mount Allison University, Sackville (March 24)

2016: “Teaching Wittgenstein's Children", at the Atlantic Region Philosophers' Association, Acadia University, Wolfville (October 22)

2016: “The Vanishing Point of Anselm's Argument", at the Atlantic Mediaevalists Association, Mount Allison University, Sackville (October 1)

2015: “St Thomas, Fr Dewan, and the Metaphysics of Individuation", at the Symposium on the Philosophy of Lawrence Dewan, OP: Metaphysics and Ethics, Dominican University College, Ottawa (November 7)

2015: “ 'Philosophy as Therapy' to What End?”, at the Atlantic Region Philosophers' Association, St. Thomas University, Fredericton (October 31)

2015: “St Anselm's Expression”, at the Atlantic Mediaevalists Association, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown (October 3)

2015: “Wittgenstein’s End of Philosophy”, Invited Public Lecture at the Department of Philosophy, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (March 12)  

2015: “Not Particularly: Wittgenstein on a Source of Trouble in Philosophy”, Invited Public Lecture at the Department of Philosophy, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (February 18) 

2015: “Anselm’s Argument, Existence, and the Value of an Unbounded Invariable”, at the Phoenix Colloquium, Mount Allison University, Sackville (January 16)  

2014: “ ‘I made you see others’: Wittgenstein on the Duty of Persuasion”, at ‘Feed Your Brain’ Provost’s Lecture Series, Mount Allison University, Sackville (November 13)

2014: “Wittgenstein’s Method as Socratic Recollection”, at the Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association, Memorial University, St. John’s (October 25)   

2014: “Wittgenstein on Not Aiming at Completeness”, at the Dalhousie Philosophy Colloquium, Dalhousie University, Halifax (July 18)

2014: “Wittgenstein’s Lie: Philosophical Investigations §133”, at the Phoenix Colloquium, Mount Allison University, Sackville (March 28)

2012: “Dangerous Medicine: The Anti-Philosophy of Wittgenstein and Al-Ghazali”, at the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo (May 30)

2011: “Wittgenstein and the Meno”, at the Phoenix Colloquium Series, Mount Allison University, Sackville (September 30)

2011: “Knowledge, Dialogue, and the Dewey-Russell Debate”, at the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (May 31)

2011: “Naturalism and Idealism in Philosophy of Mind: an exitus-reditus Story”, at the Phoenix Colloquium, Mount Allison University, Sackville (January 31)

2010: “Wittgenstein on What Religious Language Shows”, at the Western New York and Pennsylvania American Catholic Philosophical Association, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, USA (October 30)

2010: “Dialogue, Scepticism, and the Renewed Interest in Al-Ghazali”, at the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, Saint Paul University, Ottawa (October 22)

2010: “St Thomas and the Criterion of Cognition”, at Canisius College, Buffalo NY, USA (May 25)

2010: “Two Questions About Natural Kinds”, at the Phoenix Colloquium Series, Mount Allison University, Sackville (February 2)

2009: “A Block to Progress: Dewey and Russell on Immediate Knowledge,” at the Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association, Cape Breton University, Sydney (October 17)

2009: “Aristotle, Representation, and Current Philosophy of Mind”, at the Ancient Philosophy Conference, Mount Allison University, Sackville (August 5)