Bruce Baugh

Bruce Baugh

Bruce Baugh

Name: Dr. Bruce Baugh
Position: Philosophy
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Phone: 371-5581


Continental philosophy: phenomenology, existentialism, post-structuralism, surrealism; Sartre, Deleuze, Derrida, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Benjamin Fondane, Andr?? Breton.

Aesthetics/philosophy of art/philosophy of music/philosophy of rock music.

Research Interests

Interwar (1920-1944) French existentialism, Marxism and Surrealism, especially Benjamin Fondane.

Walking: phenomenology of walking; walking and the mind-body relation; walking and space and place; walking in relation to perception, memory and history.


Ph. D., Philosophy, U of Toronto, 1986
MA, Philosophy, U of British Columbia, 1978
BA (Hons.), Philosophy, U of BC, 1977



French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism (New York and London: Routledge, 2003).

Articles in refereed journals:

Ambiguit??s autour de Kierkegaard en France dans les ann??es trente, Europe: revue litt??raire mensuelle (forthcoming, spring 2010): 197-208.

Freedom, Fatalism and the Other in Being and Nothingness and The Imaginary, Southwest Philosophy Review 25/1 (January 2009):63-70

Pauvre Kierkegaard: Fondane, Bespaloff et Wahl et la querelle de l'existentialisme, Cahiers Benjamin Fondane 12 (2009): 88-99.

Fondane, Wahl et Hegel, ed. Mircea Martin, Euresis: Cahiers d,??tudes romaines litt??raires (No. 3-4, Autumn-Winter 2008): 179-94.

Penseurs priv??s, professeurs publics, Cahiers Benjamin Fondane 11 (2008): 181-91.

Home Thoughts, West Coast Line 40 (2007), 54-69.

Old Courthouse Dialogues, Kamloops, with Panya Clark Espinal, West Coast Line 40 (2007): 154-60.

Fondane, Wahl et Hegel, Cahiers Benjamin Fondane 10 (2007): 185-97.

Let's get lost: From the death of the author to the disappearance of the reader, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 10/1 (Spring 2006): 223-32.

Sartre, Derrida and Commitment: The case of Algeria,Sartre Studies International 9/2 (Fall 2003):40-54.

Temps, dur??e et mort chez Spinoza, Philosophiques 29 (2002):23-39.

Death and Temporality in Deleuze and Derrida, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 5 (2000): 73-83.

Hello, Goodbye: Derrida and Sartre's Legacy, Sartre Studies International 5 (1999): 61-74.

Making the Difference: Deleuze's Difference and Derrida's Diff??rance, Social Semiotics 7 (1997): 127-46.

"Prolegomenos a uma estetica do rock," Novos Estudos CEBRAP 38 (March 1994): 15-23; translated into Portuguese by Duda Machado from JAAC 51 (1993): 23-29.

"Hegel in Modern French Philosophy: The Unhappy Consciousness," Laval th??ologique et philosophique 49 (1993): 423-38.

"Limiting Reason's Empire: The Early Reception of Hegel in France," Journal of the History of Philosophy 31/2 (April 1993): 259-75.

"Prolegomena to any aesthetics of rock music," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (1993): 23-29.

"Deleuze and empiricism," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 24 (1993): 15-31.

"Transcendental Empiricism: Deleuze's Response to Hegel," Man and World 25/2 (1992): 133-48.

"The inertia of the arms race: a sartrean perspective," Journal of Value Inquiry 26 (1992): 125-32.

"De l'individu ?? l'histoire: l'authenticit?? dans les ??crits de Sartre," Philosophiques 18 (1991): 101- 22.

"Subjectivity and the Begriff in Modern French Philosophy," The Owl of Minerva 23 (1991): 63-75.

"Sartre, Aron et le relativisme historique," Dialogue 29/4 (1990): 557-73.

"Sartre and James on the Role of the Body in Emotion," Dialogue 29/3 (1990): 357-73.

"Left-Wing Elitism: Adorno on Popular Culture," Philosophy and Literature 14 (1990): 65-78.

"Heidegger on Befindlichkeit," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 20 (1989): 124-35.

"Authenticity Revisited," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 46 (1988): 477-87.

Employment History

2006-2010 Adjunct Professor, English Language & Literature, University of Waterloo
2005- Professor of Philosophy, Thompson Rivers University (TRU)*
1999-2005 Associate Professor of Philosophy, University College of the Cariboo (UCC)
1998-2000 Chair, Department of Philosophy, History and Politics, UCC
1997 (Winter)Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1992-99 Assistant Professor, Philosophy, UCC
1991-92 Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Laurentian University/University of Sudbury
1990-91 Assistant Professor (Sessional), Philosophy, U. of Victoria (BC)
1988-90 SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, CNRS (Paris) and U. of Toronto
1986-88 Assistant Professor (Sessional), Philosophy, Acadia University, Nova Scotia
1986 (Winter) Lecturer (Sessional), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

Courses Taught

Phil 101, Intro to Philosophy 1
Phil 102, Intro to Philosophy 2
Phil 201, Intro to Ethics
Phil 214, Intro to Epistemology
Phil 229, Phil of Emotions
Phil 239, Phil of Rock Music
Phil 314, The Rationalists
Phil 315, The Empiricists
Phil 316, Modern European Thought
Phil 317, Topics in Continental Philosophy
Phil 339, Phil of Art
Phil 349, Phil of Religion
Phil 375, Philosophy and Literature
Phil 416, Topics in 19th-Century Phil
Phil 418, Topics in 20th-Century Phil
Phil 419, Phil of History

Professional Affiliations

Executive Editor, Sartre Studies International

Member, Editorial Board, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy; Deleuze Studies.

Member: Canadian Philosophical Association; American Society for Aesthetics; North American Sartre Society; Soci??t?? d'??tudes Benjamin Fondane.