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Guillaume Beaulac, PhD

Assistant Professor, Philosophy


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Western Ontario where I worked within the Rotman Institute of Philosophy under the supervision of Chris Viger. At Western, I was, in turn, a Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a Fellow of the Schmeelk Canada Foundation. After completing my degree, I became a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Yale University. I currently organize the meetings of the Cercle de Recherche de l'Institut des Sciences Cognitives (CRISCo-Mtl) with Sarah Arnaud, a PhD student from UQAM. Until recently, I served as an Officer of the Canadian Philosophical Association, but I am still a member of its Equity Committee.

I work mainly in philosophy of cognitive science, in philosophy of mind, in epistemology and I pursue research on critical thinking and cognitive biases. I also have interests in some areas of philosophy of language, in philosophy of education, in moral psychology and in animal cognition.

I completed my B.A. and M.A. at Université du Québec à Montréal where I held research fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture, from the Institut des Sciences Cognitives and from UQAM. I was a member of the Institut des Sciences Cognitives, of the Laboratoire d’Analyse Cognitive de l’Information and of the Interuniversity Research Center on Science and Technology (CIRST).

Education
Postdoc, Yale University (2014-2015)
Ph.D.
,University of Western Ontario (2014)
Visiting Research Scholar, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (2013)
Visiting Student, University of Pittsburgh (2012)
M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal (2011)
B.A., Université du Québec à Montréal (2009)


Teaching activities

2017-2018

Summer
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)

Fall
PHIL 201 - Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)
PHIL 226 - Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

Winter
PHIL 201 - Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)
PHIL 216 - Introduction to Philosophy of Language

2016-2017

Summer
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)

Fall
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)
PHIL 263 - Introduction to Epistemology
PHIL 327 - Kinds of Minds
PHI8091 / PHI9017 (UQAM) - Philosophie de l'anthropologie et de l'archéologie (Philosophie des sciences humaines et sociales; master's and doctoral seminar)

Winter
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)
PHIL 216 - Introduction to Philosophy of Language
PHIL 463 / PHIL 634 - Exploring Epistemic In/Justice (Honours Seminar / Selected Topics in Epistemology)
ISC9000 (UQAM) - Les sciences cognitives de l'équité et de la diversité (Séminaire interdisciplinaire en sciences cognitives; doctoral seminar co-taught with Pierre Poirier)

2015-2016

Fall
PHIL 201 - Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)
PHIL 226 - Introduction to Philosophy of Minds

Winter

PHIL 201 - Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 210 - Critical Thinking (online)
PHIL 327 - Kinds of Minds


Publications

Beaulac, Guillaume & Tim Kenyon (2016). The Scope of Debiasing in the ClassroomTopoi.

Benétreau-Dupin, Yann, & Guillaume Beaulac (2015). Fair Numbers. What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy, Ergo, 2(3): 59-81.

Kenyon, Tim & Guillaume Beaulac (2014). Critical Thinking Education and Debiasing. Informal Logic, 34(4): 341-363.

Maxwell, Bruce & Guillaume Beaulac (2013). The concept of the moral domain in moral foundations theory and cognitive developmental theory: Horses for courses?. Journal of Moral Education, 42(3): 360-382.

Beaulac, Guillaume & Serge Robert (2011). Théories à processus duaux et théories de l'éducation : Le cas de l'enseignement de la pensée critique et de la logique. Les ateliers de l’éthique, 6(1): 63-77.

Poirier, Pierre & Guillaume Beaulac (2011). Le véritable retour des définitions. Dialogue, 50(1): 153-164.

Beaulac, Guillaume (2010). Wikipedia et la reconnaissance de la spécialisation. Cahiers de l’Institut des Sciences Cognitives, 1: 59-63.

Beaulac, Guillaume & Pierre Poirier (2009). Book Review of Va Savoir! De la connaissance en général (Pascal Engel, Hermann, 2007). Dialogue, 48(1): 217-221.

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