Bruce Anderson

Full Professor
Sobey School of Business
Accounting

Faculty Member Information

Honours

Saint Mary’s University Students Association Teaching Excellence Award Saint Mary’s University - 2007
Senior Research Fellow, Woodstock Theological Institute Georgetown University - 2000
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Boston College - 1997
Nomination: The Best Book in Law by a Person under 40 Years of Age Competition United Kingdom Society of Public Law Teachers - 1996
Finalist: The Best Doctoral Thesis in Legal Theory & Philosophy of Law in Europe (1992-1994) European Academy of Legal Theory and Kluwer Academic Publishers - 1994

Teaching: Course / Program Development

1989/03 - Present, Teaching at SMU and Newcastle University

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Anderson Bruce. (2016)"The Law and Business Administration in Canada"

Book

Anderson Bruce. "Discovery in Legal Decision Making, Volume 24 of the Law and Philosophy Library" (Summer - 2016)
Anderson Bruce, Uteck A. "A Slice of Law (2nd edition)" (Spring - 2004)
Anderson Bruce, McShane P. "Beyond Establishment Economics: No Thank-You Mankiw" (Spring - 2002)
Anderson Bruce. "'Discovery' in Legal Decision-Making, Volume 24 of the Law and Philosophy Series" (Spring - 1996)

Book Chapters

Anderson Bruce. (2020). "Forward", Economics Actually: Today and Tomorrow, Sustainable and Inclusive, T Quinn & J. Benton, vi-viii
Anderson Bruce. (2018). "Indentifying Purely Interpretive Issues", Modern Legal Interpretation: Legalism or Beyond, 1-15
Anderson Bruce, Brown P, Duffy J. (2016). "The Fifth Functional Specialty and Foundations for Corporate Law and Governance Policies", Seeding Functional Collaboration, 115-128
Anderson Bruce, Shute M, Yoshino H, Santacoloma Sanatacoloma A, Villa Rosas G. (2016). "The Procedural and Contextual Aspects of Objectivity in Legal Reasoning", Truth and Objectivity in Law and Morals, 81-95
Anderson Bruce, Shute M, Yoshino H, Santacoloma Sanatacoloma A, Villa Rosas G. (2016). "The Need for a Better Understanding of Reasoning and Feelings in Legal Decision Making", Truth and Objectivity in Law and Morals, 115-128
Anderson Bruce. (2012). "Weighing and Balancing in the Light of Discovery and Expression (Chapter 8)", in Legal Argumentation Theory: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives, Springer Law and Philosophy Library Volume 102, 113-123
Anderson Bruce, Morgan K. (2012). "Beyond the Text: Critique and Creativity (Chapter 13)", The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education, Volume One, 213-223
Anderson B, McShane Philip. (2007). "Grounding Behaviour in Law and Economics", Legislation in Context, 157-169

Journal Articles

Anderson Bruce, Shute Michael. "Is there a unity of practical reason that embraces law and morals?", Archiv fur Rechts und Sozialphilosophie Law and Morals:3 (Fall - 2019), 151-168
Anderson Bruce, Shute Michael. "Is there a unity of practical reason that embraces law and morals?", Archiv fur Rechts und Sozialphilosophie Volume 3 (Fall - 2019), 117-128
Anderson Bruce. "Neuroscience and Generalized Empirical Method", Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Science 10:1 (Summer - 2017), 37-40
Anderson Bruce, Shute Michael. "The Need for a Better Understanding of Reasoning and Feelings in Legal Decision Making", Archiv fur Rechts und Sozialphilosophie 151 (Fall - 2016), 115-128
Anderson B.. "The Procedural and Contextual Aspects of Objectivity in Legal Reasoning", presented at the IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law Federal University of Minas Gerais (Winter - 2013), 1-20
Anderson B. "Is there Anything Special about Business Ethics?", Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 7 (Spring - 2012), 54-68
Anderson Bruce. "Visoes atuais sobre raciocino e argumtencaojuridicos: o problema da communicadao", Revista Novatio Iuris 4:2 (Spring - 2012), 1-23
Anderson B. "The Evident Need for Functional Specialization in Visual Art Studies", Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 6 (Spring - 2011), 85-97
Anderson B. "The Nine Lives of Legal Interpretation", Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 5 (Spring - 2010), 30-36
Anderson B. "Comments on the World Trade Organization's Ten Benefits of Trade", The Lonergan Review 2 (Spring - 2010), 1-10
Anderson B. "Business Ethics v Business Law: Rules, More Rules , and Deliberation", Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation 2:3 (Spring - 2008), 217-230
Anderson B. ""Context" in Canadian Law and Adjudication in Values, Rights and Duties in Legal and Philosophical Discourse", Rechtstheorie, Duncker & Humblot (Spring - 2005), 117-127
Anderson B. "A Note on the Process of Introspection", Perspectives in Jurisprudence: Scandinavian Studies in Law, Stockholm University Law Faculty 48 (Spring - 2005), 13-24
Anderson Bruce. "Two Competing Positions on Law and Adjudication in Canada: The Black-Letter Tradition versus The New Legal Realism", Korean Review of Canadian Studies 9 (Spring - 2003), 73-88
Anderson Bruce, Cheskey D. "Are University Professors Qualified to Teach Ethics? ", Journal of Academic Ethics 1 (Spring - 2003), 217-219
Anderson Bruce. "Basic Economic Variables", Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 2 (Spring - 2002), 37-60
Anderson Bruce. "Foreign Trade in The Light of Circulation Analysis", Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 1 (Spring - 2001), 9-31
Anderson Bruce. "Pointing Dicussions of Interpretation Towards Dialectics: Comments on Professor Vertin's Paper 'Is There A Constitutional Right of Privacy'?", Method of Journal of Lonergan Studies 18 (Winter - 2000), 49-66
Anderson Bruce. "Pointing Discussions of Interpretation Towards Dialectics: Comments on Prof Vertin's Paper "Is There a Constitutional Right to Privacy?"", Method Journal of Lonergan Studies 18 (Spring - 2000), 49-66
Anderson Bruce. "A Comment on Walter's Response to Jorgensen's Dilemma: Common Sense and Scientific Attitudes", Ratio Juris 12:1 (Spring - 1999), 100-107

Creative Performance / Production

Anderson Bruce. "How to teach better, today. How to teach better, yesterday." (Fall - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "No Parking. Umbrellas", International Office (Winter - 2019)
Anderson Bruce, Morgan Kim. "Three Counter-Monuments The Expulsion of the Acadians/Le Grand Derangement", Saint Mary's University (Fall - 2018)
Anderson Bruce. "weakforce4" (Spring - 2016)
Anderson Bruce. "High Tide; Car Frost, (two 5” X 8” wood-block prints)", Craig Gallery (Winter - 2015)
Anderson Bruce. "Tide" (Fall - 2015)
Anderson Bruce. "Signs, Intervention on the 1st 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Sobey Building", Saint Mary's University (Fall - 2014)
Anderson Bruce. "10 Photographic Images taken in Auckland, New Zealand: Work Force Collaboration, Excuse, No, Workforce No Crater Excuse 1, Workforce No Crater Excuse 2, No Excuse, Otuatua Stone Fields, Maungakiekie Crater Script, Otuatua Stone Fields Site Visit, Otuatua Stone Fields Crater Site Visit", AUT University (Fall - 2013)
Anderson Bruce. "Photograohic images in art gallery catalogues ", AUT University (Fall - 2012)
Anderson Bruce. "Photographic Documentation of ‘One Semester’s Worth of E-mails’ which was installed in my Office December 2009" (Winter - 2011)
Anderson Bruce. "The Acts of Nova Scotia" (Spring - 2010)
Anderson Bruce. "The Acts of Nova Scotia" (Fall - 2010)
Anderson Bruce. "The Nova Scotia Supreme Court’s Crest", NSCAD (Spring - 2009)
Anderson Bruce. "Measuring-up, Juried group sculpture exhibition" (Winter - 2009)

Presentation

Anderson Bruce. "Identifying and Solving Intractable Debates and Conflicts in Legal Theory", XIII Annual Conference of the Central & Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence (Fall - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "Practical Reasoning in Legal Practice and Legal Theory", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Summer - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "What should we be teaching our business law students?", Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference (Spring - 2019)
Anderson Bruce, Morgan Kim. "Law and Memory: Cojnter-Monuments and The Expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Summer - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "Knowing, Objectivity, Objects and Reality in Legal Theory", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Summer - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "Practical Reasoning in Legal Practice and Legal Theory", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Summer - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "What should we be teaching our business law students?", Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference (Spring - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "Identifying and Solving Intractable Debates and Conflicts in Legal Theory", XIII Annual Conference of the Central & Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence (Fall - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "How to Teach Better, Yesterday. How to Teach Better, Today", SMU Teaching and Learning Symposium: What is effective university teaching? (Fall - 2019)
Anderson Bruce. "Method in Law and Legal Theory", XII Jurisprudence in Central and Eastern Europe: Work in Progress (Fall - 2018)
Anderson Bruce. "Is there a unity of practical reason that embraces law and morals?", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Special Workshop on Law and Morality (Summer - 2017)
Anderson Bruce. "Scientific Method v Method in Law" (Fall - 2016)
Anderson Bruce. "Untangling Legal Interpretation", Legal Argumentation and Legal Theory Conference: “Modern Legal Interpretation: Legalism or Beyond?" (Fall - 2016)
Anderson Bruce, Shute M. "Science–Law Analogies: The Need for Language that Refers to Mental Acts", Fourth International Conference on Law, Language and Communication: negotiating cultural, jurisdictional and disciplinary boundaries (Spring - 2016)
Anderson Bruce, Shute M. "The Need for a Better Understanding of Legal Reasoning and Feelings in Legal Decision Making", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory Conference (Spring - 2015)
Anderson Bruce, Shute M. "The Need for a Better Understanding of Legal Reasoning and Feelings in Legal Decision Making - Special Workshop on Objectivity in Law", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory Conference (Summer - 2015)
Anderson Bruce. "The Role and Limitations of the Commonsense Method in Law", Monthly Jurisprudence Seminar, Law Faculty (Spring - 2014)
Anderson Bruce. "FS5/Foundations for Corporate Law and Governance", Sixth International Lonergan Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (Summer - 2014)
Anderson Bruce. "The Procedural and Contextual Aspects of Objectivity in Legal Reasoning", Special Workshop on Objectivity in Law, IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Spring - 2013)
Anderson Bruce. "Objectivity in Legal Reasoning", Legal Theory Conference: Objectivity between Scientific and Legal Decision-making (Spring - 2012)
Anderson Bruce. "Weighing and Balancing in a New Context", Special Workshop on Legal Argumentation, IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Spring - 2011)
Anderson Bruce. "The Acts of Nova Scotia: 2009-2010, Artist Talk", Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (Fall - 2010)
Anderson Bruce. "Business Ethics versus Business Law: Rules, More Rules, and Deliberation", Atlantic Schools of Business Annual Conference, Human Resources Section (Spring - 2009)
Anderson Bruce. "Nine Types of Interpretation in Law", International Conference in Honour of Bernard Lonergan’s Work on the Structure of the Good (Spring - 2009)
Anderson Bruce. "Comments of the World Trade Organization’s Ten Benefits of Trade", A New Paradigm of Economics: Perspectives from Bernard Lonergan (Spring - 2009)
Anderson Bruce. "Grounding Behaviour in Law and Economics", International Conference Commemorating Bernard Lonergan’s 1957 Lecture Series at Saint Mary’s University (Spring - 2008)
Anderson Bruce. "Is there Anything Special about Business Ethics? ", International Conference Commemorating Bernard Lonergan’s Lecture Series at Saint Mary’s University (Spring - 2008)
Anderson Bruce. "Gains from Trade?", Young Scholars Symposium (Summer - 2001)
Anderson Bruce. "Three Lectures on Political Economy", Fordham University (Winter - 2001)
Anderson Bruce. "Towards Democratic Economics", Lonergan Workshop (Spring - 2000)

Conference Proceedings

Anderson Bruce, Morgan Kim. "Law and Memory: Counter-Monuments and The Expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia", IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (2019 - 2019)
Corrigan Lawrence, Robertson Heather, Anderson Bruce. "The (good) theatrical courtroom", EGOS Colloquium (2017 - 2017)

Editorial Work

Anderson Bruce. (Ed.) (2008) Review of "Making Political Science Matter: Debating Knowledge, Research, and Method", Sanford Schram & Brian Caterino (eds). New York, U.S.: New York University Press
Anderson Bruce. (Ed.) (2008) Review of "Making Political Science Matter: Debating Knowledge, Research, and Method", Sanford Schram & Brian Caterino (eds). New York, U.S.: New York University Press
Anderson Bruce. (Ed.) (2008) Review of "Making Political Science Matter: Debating Knowledge, Research, and Method", Sanford Schram & Brian Caterino (eds). New York, U.S.: New York University Press
Anderson Bruce. (Ed.) (2008) Review of "Making Political Science Matter: Debating Knowledge, Research, and Method", Sanford Schram & Brian Caterino (eds). New York, U.S.: New York University Press

Other Publications

Anderson Bruce. "Context of Discovery, Context of Justification, Context of Decision"
IVR International Association for Philosophy of Law & Social Philosophy Encyclopedia of Legal Theory and Jurisprudence (Spring - 2006)
Anderson Bruce, Uteck Anne. "Video Surveillance in the Workplace: Can Employers Spy on their Employees "
Workplace Review (Fall - 2004)
Anderson Bruce. "Economics: As If Local Community Mattered"
Catholic Rural Life Magazine (Spring - 2004)

Service: Institutional Committees

Bachelor of Commerce Council, 2012/03 - 2013/04 (Member)
Assurance of Learning Committee, 2011/03 - 2013/03 (Member)
SMUFU Grievance Committee, 2003/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
The Curriculum Committee, Accounting Department, 2001/03 - 2001/03 (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Copy-editor, Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 2015/04 - 2015/04
Referee, Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neurosciences 2014/04 - 2014/04
Research Associate, Lonergan Centre, Universite Saint-Paul, Ottawa 2007/03 - Present
Reviewer , Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation 2007/01 - Present
Member: Editorial Board, IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory 2007/01 - 2009/03
English language copy-editor, IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory 2004/03 - 2006/03
Member: Editorial Board, Workplace Review 2003/03 - Present
Member: Editorial Board, Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 2000/03 - Present
Editorial Work: Development, Values, and the Meaning of Globalization: A Grassroots Approach, ed. G. Lo Biondo and R. Rodriquez, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 1999/03 - 2011/03