BA (Vind), MA (Ryerson University), MA (Emory University)
Catherine Fullarton holds a BA in History and Contemporary Studies from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University. She completed an MA in Philosophy at Ryerson University, where her Major Research Paper considered the experience and expressivity of pain in terms of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology of embodiment and intersubjectivity. In her current work, Catherine is interested in questions related to empathy and moral expertise – specifically, how Aristotle’s description of phronesis (practical wisdom) might provide the basis for thinking about a kind of empathy as moral expertise, and the relevance of this expertise for medical professionals.
More broadly, she is interested in questions relating to interpersonal relationships; the experiences of health and illness; emotions and affectivity; learning, habits and skill development; and ethics. She is a board member of the Canadian Bioethics Society and has an article on grief forthcoming in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. She also enjoys languages and translation work, canoeing, camping, and road trips to places that Google recommends reaching by plane.