Gary McCarron


I am an associate professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University as well as Graduate Chair in SFU’s Graduate Liberal Studies program. My main interests are in contemporary moral philosophy, in addition to the history and theory of rhetoric. For the past three years, I have been working on theories of conciliatory action, developing a graduate seminar in that field entitled Mercy and Regret: An Inquiry into the Nature of Forgiveness and Apologies. I have also blended my interests in conciliation and rhetoric to produce work on the nature of public apologies. I am particularly influenced by the work of Martha Nussbaum, Emmanuel Levinas, and John Caputo. I am also presently completing a book on the films of Alfred Hitchcock.