Dr. Howard Hopkins

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Phone: (403) 254-3738
Email: Howard.Hopkins@stmu.ca
Office: A309

PhD Philosophy, University of Alberta
MA Classical Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax
BA (Honours) Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Specialization/research interests: epistemology, existentialism, hermeneutics and contemporary metaphysics

I have been teaching philosophy and the history of ideas at St. Mary’s for roughly 18 years. Prior to this period, I taught at Mount Royal College (now university), in Calgary, the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, and, several years ago, the Sun Rise Project, in Slave Lake, and the University/College of Cape Breton, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. My academic credentials include a B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy and an M.A. in Classical Studies, both from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Ph.D., in Philosophy, from the University of Alberta.  Through most of the 1980s, I also worked as a public affairs officer, for the Government of Alberta, in Edmonton.  My academic areas of interest and expertise are as follows: contemporary metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of history, hermeneutics (theory of interpretation), existentialism, and intellectual history.