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  • B.A. (Hons.), University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

David Carvounas

Sessional Lecturer


David Carvounas teaches the history of political thought at the University of Toronto and Glendon College. His interests include the history of political thought (ancient through modern); the transition from premodern to modern forms of social, cultural, and political life; problems of modernity and temporality; and political ethics. Current research interests include globalism and the rise of post-globalist politics. Publications include “Precariousness, the Secured Present, and the Sustainability of the Future,” coauthored with Craig Ireland. Time & Society, Vol. 17 2/3 (2008); and Diverging Time: The Politics of Modernity in Kant, Hegel, and Marx (Lexington Books, 2002).

Research Interests

  • Socio-historical Relation Between Philosophical, Historiographical, and Political Discourse
  • Transition from Premodern to Modern Forms of Social, Cultural, and Political Life
  • Problems of Modernity and Temporality
  • History of Political Philosophy