Author: Paul Fairfield

Paul Fairfield is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (Canada), the author of nine sole-authored books, and editor or co-editor of five anthologies. My writings fall generally within the traditions of philosophical hermeneutics, phenomenology, and pragmatism, and major influences on my work to date include Friedrich Nietzsche, John Dewey, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Current projects include a book on the philosophy of history entitled Transitions: Philosophical Reflections on Historical Change and a book co-authored with Jeff Mitscherling entitled Artistic Creation.
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PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: Half a century ago, Austrian philosopher Ivan Illich published a little book called Deschooling Society. Illich’s principal aim in that book was to critique existing educational institutions from the elementary school to the […]