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Philosophy

Constantin V. Boundas

Phone (705) 743-8805
Fax (705) 748-1693
Email cboundas@cogeco.ca, cboundas@trentu.ca

Professor Boundas studied law and theology at the University of Athens, Greece and philosophy and religion at Indiana and Purdue Universities.

He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue. His teaching and writing interests include Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Critical Theory, and Deconstruction. He is a Professor of Philosophy at Trent University, and a member of the Trent Centre for the Study of Theory, History and Culture. He taught at York University and the Université Canadienne en France, and spent leaves of absence visiting the Université de Paris VIII and the Université de Paris at Nanterre.

Professor Boundas is the recipient of the Tom Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching.

He is one of the first translators and commentators of Gilles Deleuze in North America; the editor of The Deleuze Reader (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993); with Dorothea Olkowski, of The Theater of Philosophy: Critical Essays on Gilles Deleuze (New York: Routledge, 1994); and Deleuze and Philosophy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006). He organized the first international conference on Gilles Deleuze at Trent University in 1992 and, with Andrew Wernick and Morny Joy, the Trent University 1996 international conference on The Gift: Theory and Practice.

In 1999, he organized an international conference at Trent University on Rhizomatics, Genealogy and Deconstruction, and in 2004 he organized a fourth international conference at Trent, on Gilles Deleuze: The Intensive Reduction. His translations include Gilles Deleuze's The Logic of Sense (New York: Columbia University Press, 1990), and Gilles Deleuze's Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay in Human Nature (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991).

Professor Boundas has published essays on Nietzsche, Gadamer, Deleuze and Guattari and he is on the editorial board of Symposium: Canadian Journal for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought and of Angelaki: A Journal of Theoretical Humanities. He has been the guest editor of two special issues on Deleuze (The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 24:1 [Jan. 1993] and Man and World 29:3 [July 1996]); the guest editor of a special issue on Rhizomatics, Genealogy and Deconstruction (Angelaki, 5:3, Summer 2000), and of a special issue on Gift, Theft, Apology (Angelaki, 6:2, August 2001).

He is the General Editor of The Companion to the Twentieth Century Philosophies, jointly published by Edinburgh and Columbia University Presses in 2007. He is curently working on a major project on New Issues in Post-Continental European Philosophy.