Shannon O'Rourke earned his B.A. in Philosophy and German Literature from the University of Alberta, followed by an M.A. in Philosophy from Memorial University. He wrote his master’s thesis on Kant’s Anthropology investigating the framework for a science of the human being [Mensch]. His main areas of interest are the limits of science and reason in understanding what the human being is, in an attempt to understand what the human being can become. His current research investigates the emergence of systematicity in chaotic systems. His doctoral focus is on the juxtaposition of these limits in C.S. Peirce’s Pragmatism and Bruno Latour’s Philosophy of Science via Actor Network Theory (ANT) and An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence (AIME).