Liam Dempsey

BA (SMU), MA (Dalhousie), PhD (Western)
Surrey Office: Fir 308

Dr. Liam P. Dempsey earned his B.A. from St. Mary’s University, his M.A. from Dalhousie University, and his Ph.D. from Western University (formally the University of Western Ontario).  His research and teaching interests include philosophy of mind and consciousness, philosophy of emotion, and early modern philosophy, especially early modern accounts of the mind-body relation.  He has published papers in a number of anthologies and journals, including the Southern Journal of PhilosophyPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, the Journal of Consciousness Studies, and The British Journal for the History of Philosophy.  His most recent publication is “John Locke, ‘Hobbist’: Of Sleeping Souls and Thinking Matter” in Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

Courses taught

  • PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1110 Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL 1145 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 2107 Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
  • PHIL 3040 Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 3430 Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness
  • PHIL 4040 Topics in the Philosophy of Art