Leslie A. Howe

I’m a professor of philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. Transplanted from Montreal, near life-long vegetarian, occasional woodworker, former hockey player, football (soccer) goalkeeper, rower, very slow runner, brewer of ales and meads. Socialist, feminist, and old-school lesbian.

In philosophy, I am interested in Kierkegaard and existentialism, moral psychology (especially why we almost always choose the wrong thing), self-deception, lying, misleading, and bullshit, and pretence of various sorts.

A lot of my work has been in the philosophy of sport and most of that has had something or other to do with where the self is in physical endeavour. I’ve written on our connection with the natural environment, on deception and gamesmanship, self-deception and bullshit, and on what excellence and fairness mean in sport.