University College Cork
Dr. Jason Dockstader completed a BA in History and Philosophy at LeMoyne College in 2002. In 2003, he earned an MA in comparative philosophy at Brock University under the supervision of Hans-Georg Moeller. From 2003 to 2009, he obtained a second MA and a PhD in Critical Theory from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Dockstader joined the philosophy department at UCC in 2010.
My research interests are in political philosophy, ethics, early modern philosophy, and comparative philosophy. In particular, the bulk of my research is in Spinoza, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and Daoism. The main theme of my research is the metaphysical, ethical, and political implications of virtue conceived as efficacious power. With respect to political philosophy, I am deeply interested in political realism and classical republicanism. I am also interested in environmental political theory and ethics. In the immediate future, I intend to investigate the relationship between political realism, moral anti-realism, and metaphysical monism.