Daniel Regnier (STM Department Head, Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies)

    • Associate Professor, Philosophy
    • St. Thomas More College
    • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
    • Phone: 306.966.8044
    • dregnier@stmcollege.ca
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    Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
    Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities


    • Ph.D. École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris)
    • M.A. Ludwig-Maximillians Universität (Munich)
    • B.A McGill (Montreal)

    Research Interests

    • Ancient Philosophy
    • Philosophy in the Islamic World (In particular the transmission of Greek thought into Arabic)
    • Comparative Philosophy (in particular Greece and China)
    • German Idealism
    • Philosophy of Music

    Research Projects

    • I am working on a project on the transmission of Plotinian thought into Arabic (with the support of an SSHRC Insight Development Grant)
    • I am working on a project on the political thought of Merab Mamardashvili

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    • “Imagination in the Theology of Aristotle.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 57, no. 2 (2019): 181–204.
    • “Utopia’s Moorish Inspiration: Thomas More’s Reading of Ibn Tufayl.” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 41, no. 3 (Summer / été 2018): 17-45.
    • “Plotinus and Tarkovsky on Experience and the Transparency of Reality” Chapter 9, in Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos, Eds. Plotinus and the Moving Image, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017, pp. 158-186.
    • “Imaginary Analogies: Commentary on G.E.R. Lloyd “The fortunes of Analogy” Australasian Philosophical Review 1.3 (2017)
    • “One and the Possibility of Many in Greek and Indian Philosophy: Plotinus and Ramajuna” Philosophy East and West, 67.3 (July 2017). 
    • “A Moment in the Mamardashvili’s Conception of Non-Classical Rationality: His Reception of Uznadze’s Psychologival Theory of Set” Transcultural Studies, 10.3 (2014)

    Teaching Responsibilities

    • Introductory courses in philosophy (in particular PHIL 121 Introduction to World Philosophies)
    • Courses in Ancient Philosophy
    • Kant
    • Philosophy of Music

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Acting Head of the STM Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
    • Chair of the STM Faculty Council
    • Various committees at STM