Josh Grant-Young | College of Arts

Josh Grant-Young

Philosophy
Email: 
jgrantyo@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

 

Specialization: Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies

Competence: 20th & 21st century Continental Philosophy, Animal Ethics, Speculative Realism / OOO & Posthumanism

Interests: Aesthetics, Architectural Theory, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Theology, Artificial Intelligence and Functional Philosophy of Mind

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Current Research

"Curating Speculative Futures: Science Communication, Public Institutions and Creative Practices for the Anthropocene"

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Courses Taught

PHIL 2170 - Existentialism

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Department Life

  • Reading Group Facilitator/Organizer: "Thinking Beyond the Human: Animal, A.I. , Cosmos" (Summer 2019) // "Philosophy of Horror: Philosophy in the Dark" (Winter 2018, 2019) //  Whitehead Reading Circle (co-organizer, Winter 2019) // Wittgenstein (Winter 2017)
  • Department Life:  Philosophy Graduate Students Association (2016 - 2017 VP Finance, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 President) // Graduate Studies Committee (2017-2018, 2018- 2019)
  • Conference Organization: "Occulted, Estranged & Inhuman Knowledges: Philosophy & Horror" (Spring 2019)

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Publications

Refereed Articles

Cambareri, G. and J. Grant-Young. "Addressing the Conceptual Controversy of Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture: a Combined Perspective from Environmental Philosophy and Agri-environmental Sciences." Philosophies (2018).

Book Reviews

Grant-Young, Josh. Review of Intelligence and Spirit. [FORTHCOMING]

Grant-Young, Josh. Review of Neurocapitalism: Technological Mediation and Vanishing Lines. [FORTHCOMING]

Grant-Young, Josh. Review of Levitation: The Science, Myth and Magic of Suspension. Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 13, no. 1 (2018).

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Selected Conference Presentations

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (Victoria) June 2019 - “Self as Tension: Mental Health, Obsession and Blurred Boundaries in Ether.

"In Small and Large Things Remembered: Material Culture and History" (Guelph - Tri U) March 2019 - "Cabinet of Curiousity 2049: Crafting Speculative Collections to Think With"

Post-Human Network (Arizona State University - Tempe) February 2019 - “And the Seeds Will be Planted Again... : Love, Strange Ecological Partnerships, and Atomic Posthumanisms in Harvest.”

Post-Human Network (Arizona State University - Tempe) February 2018 - “Realizing Transphysical Spaces: Psychogeography, Sensing Urbanisms and Posthuman Ecologies”

Artificial Lives (University of Sussex)  December 2017 - “And the seeds will be planted again…”: Environmental Lessons, Transformation and Love in Harvest

Society for Literature, Science & the Arts (Arizona State University - Tempe) November 2017 - “Narrative as Contagion: Guattari, Lovecraft and Moore - Towards an Ecological Coven"

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (Toronto) May 2017 - “And the seeds will be planted again…”: Environmental Lessons, Transformation and Love in Harvest

Resistance, Broadly Construed (Ryerson University) March 2017 - “A Vocation of Resistance: Deleuze, Guattari and Negri on Power and Philosophy”

Post-Human Network (Arizona State University - Tempe) March 2017 - “Living on Troubled Landscapes: Multi-Species Threads in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (Toronto) May 2016 -“It was a plant that thought it was Alec Holland…”: Exploring Identity and Ecology through Swamp Thing

Mapping New Knowledges (Brock University) April 2016 - “And the seeds will be planted again…”: Environmental Lessons, Transformation and Love in Harvest

Western Political Science Association (San Diego) March 2016 - “Educating a Guardian: Exploring Platonic Guardianship Through Three Alternative Dialogues”

Northeastern Political Science Association (Philadelphia) Nov 2015 - “Educating a Guardian: Exploring Platonic Guardianship Through Three Alternative Dialogues”

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Selected Public Presentations

Philosophy in the Dark: Reflections on Philosophy and Horror - Jan 2019 - "Night at the Museum" (University of Guelph). Public Talk.