David Bakhurst is Charlton Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Ontario. His book, Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy (Cambridge, 1991), represents the first critical history of Soviet philosophical culture.
The primary research was conducted in Moscow under the mentorship of Felix Mikhailov. Since then, in addition to continuing his work on Russian thought, Bakhurst has written on epistemology, metaphysics, Wittgenstein, ethics and philosophy of education.
Recent publications include The Formation of Reason (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and Education and Conversation (Bloomsbury, 2016), the latter co-edited with Paul Fairfield. Bakhurst has held visiting positions at All Souls College, Oxford, UCL Institute of Education, and the Australian National University, Canberra. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
He is interested in Kant’s conceptions of Bildung, education and Enlightenment and their relevance to contemporary philosophical psychology and philosophy of education. This is his research topic in the Kantian Rationality Lab.
Researcher ID: O-3078-2019
Email: bakhurst [at] queensu.ca