Dr. David Tabachnick

Dr. David Tabachnick portrait
Professor / Faculty of Arts and Science - Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Social Welfare - Political Science
Full-time Faculty
BA, Lakehead University
MA, Carleton University
PhD, Carleton University
Research Interests:

​His research interests include History of Political Thought, Bioethics, Canadian Foreign Policy and Philosophy of Technology


His recent publications include his monograph The Great Reversal: How We Let Technology Take Control of the Planet. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013), the co-edited collections On Oligarchy: Ancient Lessons on Global Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011);Enduring Empire: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009);Confronting Tyranny: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) as well as the forthcoming chapter “Modern Boredom, the Human Element, and Creative Politics” in Primacy of Persons edited by John von Heyking, (Catholic University Press, 2013). His forthcoming collection Defining Peace: The Question of Peace in Political Philosophy with Wilfred Laurier Press is planned for publication in 2014.

He has also published many other articles, chapters and edited books including “The Tragic Double Bind of Heidegger’s Techne.” Phanex: The Journal of the Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture Society (2007)“Heidegger’s Essentialist Responses to the Challenge of Technology.” The Canadian Journal of Political Science (2006);“Phronesis, Democracy and Technology”, The Canadian Journal of Political (2004) and “The Politics and Philosophy of Anti-Science”, Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology (2005) and Globalization, Technology and Philosophy (SUNY, 2004).