M.A., Philosophy, University of Ottawa 2016 B.A.,
Philosophy Huron University College/University of Western Ontario 2013

Work E-mail: dgira084@uOttawa.ca

David Girard


Current Research

The “Truth of Skepticism” in Stanley Cavell’s The Claim of Reason


Scholarships and awards

2014-2018 SSHRC Ph.D. Scholarship

2014 PhiPol Prize – best paper at the Society for Political Philosophy

2012-2014 OGS M.A. Scholarship


Conference participation

HUC Undergraduate Colloquium

Organizer and Presenter

“Don’t be Jealous of this Essay: Nietzsche and Non-Monogamy” 2013

“Charity: A Source for What?” 2012


Identity and Possible Worlds” 2012

“Recollection and Skepticism in the Meno” 2011

“A Look Into the Reasonability of God” 2010

Ryerson University “What is called Philosophy? Conference”


“Genuine Philosophy: A Brief Analysis of ‘We Scholars’ in Beyond Good and Evil” 2016



Teaching Assistant 2013 – Present

Scientific Thought and Social Values, Ethics, Bioethics, Business Ethics, Moral Reasoning


Community service

Ottawa Writer’s Circle

Organizer of Fantasy Critique Circle 2015 - Present


Other relevant experience

Graduate Philosophy Student Association (GPSA)

VP University Affairs 2017

Member 2016

The Philosophy Society (Huron University College)

President and Founder 2012/2013

Student Council – Huron University College

Philosophy Department Liaison Representative 2012/2013

Governance Committee Chair 2012/2013

Academic Council – Huron University College

Voting Member

French Club – Huron University College

Executive Member, VP Events





Fields of Interest

  • Épistémologie
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Language
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