Kathryn Lawson

Kathryn Lawson

Faculty Fellow in the Humanities

Kathryn Lawson Kathryn Lawson

BA (Western), MA (Western), PhD (Queen's)

Kate (she/her) received her PhD from Queen’s University with a dissertation on the philosophy of Simone Weil and environmental ethics in the Anthropocene, which she adapted and published with Routledge’s Environmental Ethics series. During her PhD, Kate was a visiting graduate student at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Divinity. Kate has lectured in philosophy at Queen’s and Carleton Universities.

Selected Publications


Decreation for The Anthropocene: Simone Weil and Environmental Ethics. Taylor and Francis Routledge Environmental Ethics Series. 2024.

Editor and Introduction to Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil: Unprecedented Conversations. Bloomsbury. 2024.

Editor and Introduction to Breached Horizons: Essays on the Work of Jean Luc Marion. London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

Peer Reviewed Articles

“Art and the Other: Aesthetic Intersubjectivity in Gadamer and Stein,” Symposium Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 2020), 74-91.

“The Ethical Imperative of Reincarnation in the Timaeus and the Bhagavad Gita,” Symposia: The Journal of Religion, University of Toronto, 2019.

Teaching and Research Interests

Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, aesthetics, Indian philosophy, environmental ethics, philosophy of religion, and social political thought.