Dr. Joël Madore

Joel Madore

Ph.D Essex
Office: AA3094
Telephone: (709) 864 -8340
Email: joel.madore@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization:

  • Politcal Philosophy
  • Kant
  • Contemporary French Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion


Bio: Joël Madore is assistant professor of Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is especially active in German Idealism, Political Philosophy and French Contemporary philosophy, with publications on such philosophers as Immanuel Kant, Alain Badiou, Pascal, and Emmanuel Levinas. His most recent book, Difficult Freedom and Radical Evil in Kant: Deceiving Reason (Bloomsbury, 2011), challenges contemporary interpretations of the philosopher’s notion of evil. He has also edited a number with Claude Piché on the Pantheism Controversy (Science et Esprit, 2012) and an upcoming book on evil with André Duhamel (Presses de l’Université Laval, forthcoming). Other articles and conferences address the topics of suffering, rational faith, doping in sports, Shakespeare on equivocation, as well as Rancière and political commitment. Among other responsibilities, he is co-researcher with the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities. Before coming to MUN, Joël was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Ottawa in Political Theory and professor of philosophy at the Dominican University College.