Dr. Jason Holt



Phone: (902) 585.1885
Email: jason.holt@acadiau.ca
Office: School of Kinesiology Rm. 385f

Scholarly Interests and Expertise

  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Sport and Leisure
  • Philosophy and Popular Culture

Did you know...

  • Jason’s book Kinetic Beauty: The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport (Routledge) won the 2019 FPS Outstanding Research Project Award.
  • Jason was shortlisted for the 2017 Canadian Philosophical Association Essay Prize (in the Professors category).
  • Jason’s work in philosophy and popular culture has been translated into sixteen different languages.
  • Jason’s edited book The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News (Wiley-Blackwell) has sold over 10,000 copies and was name-dropped by the actor Anne Hathaway.
  • Jason’s book Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness (Broadview) was shortlisted and received Honorable Mention for the 2005 Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize.
  • Jason has published eight academic books and more than 50 essays.
  • Jason has published 11 books of experimental poetry and fiction.
  • Jason has over 40 media appearances.
  • Jason won the 2006 Acadia University Club March Madness (No Limit) Texas Hold ’em poker tournament.
  • Jason played second base for the 1984 Nova Scotia Provincial Peewee Fastpitch Champion Enfield Expos.
  • Jason has an Erdös number of 4.

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