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Dr. Doug Mann

North Campus Building Room 287
Phone: 519-661-2111 x86546

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
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Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-5:00

  • Wide interests include social & political theory, Continental thought, the philosophy of technology, pop culture, music (Renaissance court music, folk, punk, Canadian post-rock), art & aesthetics, history and science fiction.
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo in 1998.
  • Publications: Structural Idealism, 2002; Philosophy: A New Introduction (with G. E. Dann), Wadsworth Press, 2005; Understanding Society: A Survey of Modern Social Theory, Oxford University Press, 2008 (Second Edition due in 2010), plus 43 academic articles and 41 newspaper articles.

Recent Essays:

Courses 2009-2010:


  • MIT 3282F Comic Book Culture: From Pulp Fiction to Postmodern Legitimacy
  • MIT 3434F There is Nothing Wrong with Your Television Set: Fantastic Dialogues in Science Fiction TV

  • MIT 4301G Great Power and Great Responsibility: The Graphic Novel as Philosophical and Political Dialogue