Dr. Arthur C. Wolf

Arthur did his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He wrote a dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Weber called Intensive Resonances: A Deleuzian Pedagogy of Difference in Philosophizing with Children. It deals with Philosophy for Children (P4C), the work of 20th-century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and focuses on the concepts of Learning Affect and Thinking Immanence. He aims to show that the manner in which thinking and learning operate for Deleuze has important pedagogical implications for the theoretical and practical cornerstone of P4C: The Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CPI). Based on these implications, he suggests several pedagogical innovations. 

Most recently, he has two articles that have been accepted for publication. Firstly, a book chapter entitled ‘Existential Urgency: Towards a Provocation to Thinking Different,’ which combines a reading of Heidegger’s provocation to think and Merleau-Ponty’s concept of embodiment to reconceptualize thinking as embodied practice. And second, an essay entitled ‘Affect and Philosophical Inquiry with Children’ for which he was awarded the 2022 essay prize by the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC) and will be published in the journal Childhood & Philosophy. He is the Education Director at the Thinking Playground and assistant director at the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children. He was also on the executive board of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC)