Tim McLaughlin

Biographical Sketch

A native of Miramichi, Tim came to UNB to study economics and political science. However, was slowly led to philosophy proper, via German literature and political-economic theory, prompting a switch to Philosophy and German. Tim is keenly interested in modern and contemporary philosophy, from Kant onwards, but especially late-19th and early 20th developments. He plans to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, and to pursue a career as a philosophy professor and translator. The 2011-2012 academic year will see Tim studying on exchange in Freiburg, Germany; living there for 11 months attending philosophy lectures and seminars. These studies will be supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) thanks to the support and recommendations from faculty members of both the departments of Philosophy and German.  Having won a Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship, Tim is presently studying law here at UNB.