HASANA SHARP

Associate Professor of Philosophy

I teach several subjects — Early Modern Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Race, History of Political Thought, and Political Philosophy — in the Philosophy Department at McGill University. My research focus is Spinoza, and I strive to bring his ideas into conversation with my many interests.

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CURRENT RESEARCH

Spinoza and Servitude

I am currently undertaking a SSHRC-funded research project on Spinoza and Servitude. I am interested in how his analyses of human servitude, bondage, and slavery, central to both his ethics and politics, can be understood in relationship to other models. I am also interested in the methodological-ethical question of how we ought to discuss ideas in philosophy that cannot be extricated from human atrocity.

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