My ongoing academic research focuses mostly on Spinoza and surrounding figures
of the Early Modern and Enlightenment periods. However, as Spinoza's Ethics
2.0 attests, I am also quite interested in digital humanities, and the
relationship between digital and traditional methods in historical and
contemporary philosophy and research.
In addition, I co-founded the Spinoza Society of Canada with the aim of
facilitating greater connections between Spinoza scholars both across Canada
and between Canada and the rest of the world. For the first few years of its
existence, we held our annual meeting at the CPA Congress and put together
symposia and other events, including a special session at the APA. We are
currently on a bit of a hiatus while we work out the future of the society.
I am an avid distance runner competing recreationally in everything from 5Ks
to Marathons. In 2022, I completed the Around The Bay Hammer Hybrid: A virtual
2K, 5K, 10K, 15K, and in-person 30K event (Around the Bay -- the oldest road
race in North America!). I followed this up with a Boston Qualifier (and 21st
place finish) of 2:56:10 at the Mississauga Marathon, and most recently I came
in first place at the Bronte Creek Run For Ukraine 10K. You can follow me on
I am currently working on several papers that deal with the implications of Spinoza's use of the Geometrical Method and his commitment to the necessity of nature.
Spinoza's Ethics 2.0
Spinoza's Ethics 2.0 is a web-based repository of the text of several
versions of Spinoza's magnum opus, but more importantly, this site
provides a representation of the structure of the geometrical
demonstrations of Spinoza's Ethics.
Will Kymlicka's Website
Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in
the Philosophy Department at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada,
where he has taught since 1998. His research interests focus on issues
of democracy and diversity, and in particular on models of citizenship
and social justice within multicultural societies. He has published
eight books and over 200 articles, which have been translated into 34
languages, and has received several awards, most recently, Honorary
Doctorates from the University of Copenhagen in 2013 and KU Leuven in
2014, and the 2019 Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada.
Spinoza Society of Canada / Société canadienne d'études sur Spinoza
I am co-founder of the society. The Spinoza Society of Canada is
primarily focused on bringing together and promoting researchers,
scholarship, and resources within Canada. Anyone may join and make use
of the society's resources, which will be shared on the website, and
through various social media avenues. Our hope is that this society
will be useful to scholars and students, and will also spread greater
awareness and understanding of Spinoza's work in Canada and abroad.