Thompson Rivers University

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.

Walking and philosophy.

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



Existential Monday: Philosophical Essays, by Benjamin Fondane. Edited and translated by Bruce Baugh. New York: NYRB Classics, 2016.

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

Articles in refereed journals:

"From Serial Impotence to Effective Negation: Sartre and Marcuse on the Conditions of Possibility of Revolution," Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 22 (2018): 187-209.

"The Open Society and the People to Come: Bergson, Deleuze and Guattari,??? Deleuze Studies vol. 10, no. 3: 352-366 (Summer 2016). DOI: 10.3366/dls.2016.0231

???Tom Flynn on ???dialectical nominalism??? and the ???mediating third???,??? Sartre Studies International vol. 21, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 13-24.

???Private thinkers, untimely thoughts: Deleuze, Shestov and Fondane,??? Continental Philosophy Review, Volume 48, Issue 3 (2015): 313-339. DOI: 10.1007/s11007-015-9332-6.

???Jean Hyppolite and French Kierkegaard,??? Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy vol. 24 (2013): 40-68.

???Time, Duration and Eternity in Spinoza,??? Comparative and Continental Philosophy vol. 2, no. 2 (Fall 2010): 211-33.

???Space and Place: Walking Through Kamloops,??? Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, vol. 43, no. 3 (September 2010): 87-102.

"Ambiguit??s autour de Kierkegaard en France dans les ann??es trente," Europe: revue litt??raire mensuelle (No. 272, April 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.

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

"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.

"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.

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

"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.

Book chapters:

PR ???Walking in Andr?? and Nadja???s footsteps: a reminiscence,??? in Heather H. Yeung (ed.) with the assistance of Mike Collier, Selected Essays from the On Walking Conference (Sunderland, UK: Arts Editions North and the University of Sunderland, 2014), 10-39.

???Getting to Know the Neighbourhood: Walking in Kamloops,??? in Whose Culture Is It Anyway?, ed. W. F. Garrett-Petts, James Hoffman, and Ginny Ratsoy (Vancouver: New Star Books; 2014), 99-124.

???Actualization: enrichment and loss,??? in Karen Houle and James Vernon, eds., Deleuze and Hegel (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2013), 76-96.

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 1010, Intro to Philosophy 1
Phil 1020, Intro to Philosophy 2
Phil 2010, Intro to Ethics
Phil 2100, Intro to Ancient Philosophy
Phil 2140, Intro to Epistemology
Phil 2290, Phil of Emotions
Phil 2390, Phil of Rock Music
Phil 3140, The Rationalists
Phil 3150, The Empiricists
Phil 3160, Modern European Thought
Phil 3170, Topics in Continental Philosophy
Phil 3390, Phil of Art
Phil 3490, Phil of Religion
Phil 3750, Philosophy and Literature
Phil 4160, Topics in 19th-Century Phil
Phil 4180, Topics in 20th-Century Phil
Phil 4190, Phil of History

Professional Affiliations

Executive Editor, Sartre Studies International, 2005-2015

Member, Editorial Board, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy; Deleuze Studies (until 2010).

Member: Canadian Philosophical Association; American Society for Aesthetics (until 2011); North American Sartre Society; Soci??t?? d'??tudes Benjamin Fondane; Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, Association Benjamin Fondane.


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