Gilles Beauchamp

Ph.D. Student in Philosophy at McGill University

Biography

Gilles's interest in the religious comes from a lifelong fellowship with the Christian church. In the last years, in the province of Quebec, several issues concerning the articulation of the political and the religious caught his attention on questions about secularism (laïcité) and tolerance. His research interests are focused on secularism and religion in the public sphere. More precisely, his doctoral research focuses on how secularism should be applied to public educational institutions, and on the impact of this secularism on religious education and instruction.

More broadly, he is interested in political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the epistemology of religious beliefs (their formation, their justifications and how they are being revised). In our multicultural societies, there is a great need to understand religious discourses and communities so that we can live together without fearing each other.

Education

  • Ph.D. Student, Philosophy, McGill University (started in September 2018)
  • M.A., Philosophy, Université de Sherbrooke (May 2016 - August 2018).
  • B.A., Philosophy including a certificate in jazz performance, Université de Sherbrooke, (September 2013 - April 2016)

Publication

Refereed conferences

  • Gilles Beauchamp. "'Just take it off at work': Quebec laicity and hermeneutical marginalization". Third Annual Public Issues and Public Reason (PIPR) Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Novembre 1rst, 2019.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "Injustices testimoniales et signes religieux portés par les employés de l’État". Annual congress of the Société de philosophie du Québec, UQO, May 30, 2019.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "Mapping the Epistemic Arguments for Toleration". ECPR Summer School: Political Epistemology, Siegen University, Germany, September 13, 2018.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "La tolérance comme un droit au désaccord ?" Granby en parle, August 18, 2018.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "Nous sommes tous faillibles : pour l’amour de la vérité, tolérons-nous !" Congress of the Société de philosophie du Québec, UQAC, May 8, 2018.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "Jésus, Mahomet, Bouddha, etc. Peut-on tous avoir raison? – Le problème épistémique de la diversité religieuse". Journée de la recherche en philosophie. Université de Sherbrooke. March 23, 2018.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "La diversité dans les arguments épistémiques pour la tolérance". CREOR Graduate Conference Problematizing Religious Diversity in A Secular AgeMcGill University. September 16, 2017.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "On consensus vs convergence justification of tolerance". Toleration and the Challenges to Liberalism, MANCEPT Workshops 2017. Manchester (Royaume-Uni). September 12, 2017.
  • Gilles Beauchamp.  "Epistemic Arguments for Religious Tolerance". Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association, (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences annual congress). Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada). May 30, 2017.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "Épistémologie et tolérance religieuse". Preuve, témoignage et vérité – congress of the SPQ (ACFAS). McGill University. May 12th 2017.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "Tolérance et liberté de conscience chez Pierre Bayle". Journée de la recherche en philosophie. Université de Sherbrooke. March 31th 2016.
  • Gilles Beauchamp. "La tolérance chez Locke et la laïcité contemporaine". Journée de la recherche en philosophie. Université de Sherbrooke. March 27th 2015.

Master's thesis

Scholarship

  • Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique (GRIPP), Graduate fellow, (2019-2020), CAD 500.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Ph.D. Scholarship BESC Joseph-Armand-Bombardier, (CAD 105,000 / 3 years).
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et culture (FRQSC), PhD Scholarship, (CAD 84,000 / 4 years).
  • McGill Ph.D. Funding Package (CAD 80,000 / 4 years).
  • Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ), Graduate Students Scholarship (2017 – 2018), CAD 5,000.
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et culture (FRQSC), Research Master's Scholarship, (May 2017 - April 2018), CAD 15,000.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Master's Scholarship, (May 2016 - April 2017), CAD 17,500.

Distinctions and Awards

  • Award for the best student presentation at the 2018 congress of the Société de philosophie du Québec, CAD 250.
  • Award for the best student presentation at the 2017 congress of the Société de philosophie du Québec, CAD 250.
  • Mentions of excellence (Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, Université de Sherbrooke); 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016.

This content has been updated on August 10th, 2020 at 16 h 55 min.