Homepage Of Wayne A. Borody
Department of Religions and Cultures and Philosophy

CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRICULUM VITAE

  OF

  W. A. BORODY  

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS  

Associate Professor (tenured), Philosophy Programme , Nipissing University (2003-2007)

Assistant Professor (tenured), Philosophy Programme , Nipissing University (1997-2003)

Contractual Professor , Philosophy Program , Nipissing University (1989-1996)

Full-Time Sessional , Dept. of Religion , University of Calgary (1988-1989)

Part-Time Instructor , Dept. of Religion , McMaster University (1988)

 

ACADEMIC, UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

2004-2005 Grant from SSHRC SIG : $1,100 funding for book project on Friedrich Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy

2001-2002 2001-2002 Research Grant: Nipissing Internal Research Institute (for research at the Nietzsche Archives in Weimar , Germany and the Nietzsche Haus in Switzerland )    

1985-1986 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Fellowship for Research in India

1978-1985 McMaster University Graduate Studies Scholarship

1977 Goethe Institute Scholarship for Language Study in Germany

 

EDUCATION    

Ph.D., Dept. of Religion, Programme in Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit, McMaster University , 1988.

M.A., Dept. of Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy and Modern Continental Philosophy,   McMaster University , 1980.

B. A., Honours ,   Philosophy and Classical Greek ,   University of Guelph , 1978.

 

PUBLICATIONS    

2007. Submission of a Paper: “The Manusmriti on the Fear of the Horror of Existence,” Journal on Indian Philosophy and Religion (12 pages)

2007.   Refereed Article in a Book: "Nietzsche in the Ganges :   Ānanda and the Unio Mystica in the Birth of Tragedy ."   Rethinking Mysticism, ed. Chandana Chakrabarti.   Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming 2007.
http://www.c-s-p.org

2006. Refereed Article in Conference Proceedings :   "The Role of the Concept of "Eros" in the Birth of Tragedy ." Competing Diversities: Traditional Sexualities and Modern Western Sexual Identity Constructions , ed. Lars Ivar Owesen-Lein Borge, forthcoming 2007
http://www.enkidumagazine.com/art/2005/080305/E_033_080305.htm       

2005. Publication of a book : "Sadyojyoti's Bhoga Kārikā : A Translation and Commentary. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers."
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/8120829352

2004. Refereed Article , "Nietzsche on the Cross: The Defence of Personal Freedom in the Birth of Tragedy ."   Humanitas (pp. 1-18).
www.nhinet.org/borody16-2.pdf

2004. Referreed Article , "The Politics of Immediacy: Martin Heidegger's Nazi-Era Critique of Plato," The Examined Life , V, 18.
http://examinedlifejournal.com/index.shtml  

2000.   Refereed Article , "Classical Greek Philosophical Paideia in Light of the Post-Modern Occidentalism of Jacques Derrida" (pp. 1-14).   Paideia: Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress in Philosophy  
http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Gend/GendBoro.htm

Published Article , "Figuring the Phallogocentric Argument with Respect to the Classical Greek Philosophical Tradition,"   Nebula: A Netzine of the Arts and Science, Vol. 13 (pp. 1-27).
http://kenstange.com/nebula/feat013/feat013.html  

1997. Refereed Article :   "The Trials of Arjuna and Socrates: Physical Bodies, Violence and Sexuality , " Asian Philosophy , 7 (3 ), 221-233.
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/archive/casp-con.asp

1984. Refereed Article in Conference Proceedings : "Annambhatta's Conception of Language in the Tarka Samgraha ," South Asian Horizons , 155-162
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3680/is_199604/ai_n8754293

1978. Editorial Credits : "Vol I, The Collected Works of Bertrand Russell", Bertrand Russell Archives , Hamilton , Ontario .
http://www.mcmaster.ca/russdocs/russell.htm

 

PRESENTATIONS  

2008. Submission for the Presentation of a Paper : "The Role of the Concept of 'Nothingness' in the Philosophy of Transhumanism." XII World Congress of Philosophy: Rethinking Philosophy Today . Seoul National University , Seoul , Korea , August 2008.  
http://wcp2008.or.kr  

2007. Presentation of a A Paper: “The ManuSmrti on the Fear of the Horror of Existence,” paper presented at the Conference: “Terrorism, Pacifism: The Culture of War,” Nov 8 -10, 2007, at the Mountainside Retreat Center , Bethany College, West Virginia.
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/show.cgi?ID=158274

2006.   Presentation of a Paper : "The role of Ānanda in Friedrich Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy ."     Conference:    Consciousness, Self-Consciousness and Cultural Identity; Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion. Calcutta , India .
http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/2004-12/0160.html

2005.   Presentation of a Paper: "Eroticizing the Experience of 'Being qua Being': Friedrich Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy. "   Conference : Competing Diversities: Traditional Sexualities and Modern Western Sexual Identity Constructions. Mexico City , Mexico ,   June 2005.    
http://www.enkidumagazine.com/art/2005/080305/E_033_080305.htm             

2004.  Presentation of a Paper:   "Nietzsche on the Use and Abuse of Philosophy,"    History Seminar Series, Nipissing University .

2000.   Presentation of a Paper :   "Classical Greek Philosophical PAIDEIA in Light of the Post-Modern Occidentalism of Jacques Derrida. " Conference :   Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy , Boston.  http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/2004-12/0160.html

1997.  Presentation of a Paper :   "The Phallogocentric Argument," Ontario Classical Association 53 rd Spring Meeting , North Bay , Ontario .

1993.  Presentation of a Paper :   "A Comparative Study of the Ethics of Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita and Socrates in the Apology and Crito. "   Conference :   The Second International East Meets West Conference in Cross-Cultural Communication, Comparative Philosophy, and Comparative Religion , Long Beach , California .
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0031-8221(199110)41%3A4%3C457%3AROTSEP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C

1992.  Presentation of a Paper :   "The Concept of the Lived Body in the Bhagavad Gita ," University of Guelph Philosophy Colloquim , Guelph , Ontario .

1992.  Co-organizer and Discussant: Panel Discussion, White Ribbon Campaign ,   Nipissing University , North Bay .

1991.  Presentation of a Paper : "The Ethics of Equanimity in the Bhagavad Gita ," Dept.of Philosophy, Brock University .

1990.  Presentation of a Paper :   "Teaching the 'Introduction to Philosophy' from a Global Perspective,"     Conference : 8 th International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy , Bloomington , Indiana .

1989.  Presentation of a Paper :   "The Defence of Religious Militarism in the Classical Indian Tradition: the Artha Shastra and Bhagavad Gita. "   Conference : Third Inter-University Seminar on Peace Education, Learned Societies Conference , Laval University .

1988.  Presentation of a Paper : " The Bhagavad Gita in light of Traditional Western notions of Just War and Holy War," Gnosis Society, University of Calgary .

1988.  Presentation of a Paper : "Are Traditional Religious Responses to   Suffering Escapist?"   Fall Lecture Series, Calgary Catholic Community .Calgary.

1988.  Presentation of a Paper:   "The Concept of the Purusa as an 'Enjoyer' according the Saiva Siddhanta and Samkhya-Yoga," Conference : Canadian Asian Studies Association, Learned Societies Conference , Windsor .

1983.  Presentation of a Paper:   "The Concept of Ś abda in Nyāya- Vaiśesika." Conference : Canadian Association of Sanskrit and Related Studies, Learned Societies Conference, University of British Columbia .

 

COURSES PREPARED AND TAUGHT:

 

AT NIPISSING UNIVERSITY :  

(all courses listed below are full-year, or 6-credit)

PHILOSOPHY COURSES:      
Course Title Course Level Course Number of Times Taught
Introduction to Philosophy First Year 1115E 21
Philosophy of Art & Literature Second Year 2245E 2
Origins of Western Philosophy Second Year 2305E 17
Reason and Experience in Early Modern Philosophy Second Year 2325E 2
Contemporary Moral Issues Second Year 2525E 2
Philosophy of Science Second Year 2915E 2
The Philosophy Of Nietzsche Third Year 3435E 1
Existentialism Third Year 3475E 2
Philosophy of Religion Third Year 3635E 1
Philosophy of Language Third Year 3635E 1
Problems of Philosophy: -"War   and Justice" Third Year 3995E 1
Moral Philosophy Third Year 3545E 1
Straight Thinking and Argument Second Year 2505E 2
Eastern Philosophy Second Year 2705E 8
Seminars in Philosophy:
- "The Philosophy of Futurism"
- "Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy"
Fourth Year 4215 2
       
RELIGIOUS STUDIES:      
Course Title Course Level Course Number of Times Taught
Introduction to World Religions First Year 1025 3
       
AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS:      
Course Title Course Level Institution Times Taught
Introduction to the Major Religions First Year McMaster Univ 1
Issues in Religion:
(War and Justice)
Second Year Univ. of Calgary 1
Evil and Suffering in the Great Religions Third Year Univ. of Calgary 1
World Religions:
Eastern
Second Year Univ. of Calgary 1
Religion and Social Morality Third Year Univ. of Calgary 1
Scripture and Religion Third Year Univ. of Calgary 1
       

 

SERVICE TO NIPISSING UNIVERSITY AND OTHER BODIES

2007                   Member, Native Studies Strategic Planning Committee

2007                   Member, Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee

2007                   Advisory Member, International Society of Indian Philosophy and Religion

2006                    Interim Chair, Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies

2005-2006         Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee

2004-2005         Sabbatical

2003/2004         Member, Board of Governors

                            Member, Plant and Property Committee

2002/2003         Member, Student Academic Standing , Appeals and Petitions Committee

                            Member, APT Subcommittee, Native Studies

                           Chair, APT Subcommittee, FAVA

2001/2002        Member, Curriculum Committee

                           Member, Student Academic Standing, Appeals and Petitions Committee                  

2000/2001       Chair, Humanities Division

                            Member, Curriculum Committee

1999/2000       Chair, Humanities Division (Philosophy, History, English, Classics,

                          French, Fine Arts and Visual Arts [FAVA], Religious Studies,   

                          Languages, and Film)

                          Member, Curriculum Committee

                           Member, Reappointment Committee, FAVA (APT)

1998/99           Chair, Humanities Division

                           Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Retention and Recruitment

                           Member, Curriculum Committee

                          Chair, Reappointment Committee, Classics Position (APT).

1997/98             Sabbatical

1996/97             Chair, Reappointment Committee, Computer Science Position (APT)

1995/96             Interim Chair, Humanities Division

                           Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Retention and Recruitment

                          Member, Curriculum Committee

                            Member, Reappointment Committee, Faculty of Education Position    (APT)

1994/95           Member, Reappointment Committee, Sociology Position (APT)

                           Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Language Competency Testing

                           Member, Orientation to Teaching

                           Chair, Reappointment Committee , Business Administration Position  (APT)

                           Member, Appointment Committee, (APT)

1993/94           Member, Special Needs Advisory Committee

                          Member, Orientation to Teaching Selection Committee

                          Member, Appointment Committee, Women Studies/Philosophy Position (APT)        

1992/93           Member, Equity Committee

                         Member, Appointment Committee, French/ Fran H ais Position, APT

                          Member, Special Needs Advisory Committee

                          Faculty Advisor, Philosophy Club

1991/92           Member, Working Environment Committee, Arts and Science

                          Member, Special Needs Advisory Committee

                          Faculty Advisor, Philosophy Club

                          Member, Academic Planning Committee

1990/91         Co-Organizer, Humanities Division Annual Symposium

                         Member, Academic Planning Committee

1989/90          Member, Academic Planning Committee

 

Scholarly/Creative Activity in the North Bay Community:  

I am the "Creative Director" of a CD project:
" Nietzsche Metamorphica: Contemporary Music Based on the Life and Writings of Friedrich Nietzsche."