Department of Philosophy



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Core Faculty

Susan E. Babbitt  (Associate Professor): BA Ottawa, PhD Cornell. Early or Theravada Buddhism, José Martí.

David J. Bakhurst (Professor): BA Keele, D.Phil OXON. Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Russian Philosophy.

Paul Fairfield  (Professor): BA McMaster, MA Waterloo, PhD McMaster. Continental Philosophy.

Kerah Gordon-Solmon (Associate Professor): BA McGill, M.Phil Cambridge, D.Phil Oxford. Moral and Political Philosophy.

Lisa Guenther (Associate Professor): BA Bishop's, PhD Toronto. Queen's National Scholar in Political Philosophy and Prison Studies (Cross-appointed with Cultural Studies). Phenomenology, Feminism, Mass Incarceration, Capital Punishment and the Carceral State, Race and Racism.

Deborah Knight (Associate Professor): BA, MA Carleton, PhD Toronto. Philosophy of Art and Philosophical Aesthetics.

Rahul Kumar (Professor): BA Queen's, B.Phil, D.Phil OXON. Moral/Ethical Theory, Moral Pyschology, Political Philosophy.

Will Kymlicka (Professor): BA Queen's, B.Phil, D.Phil OXON. Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy. Political Philosophy.

Daryn Lehoux (Professor): BA Waterloo, MA, PhD Toronto (Jointly appointed with Dept. of Classics). Ancient sciences, epistemology, observation, astrometeorology.

Stephen Leighton (Professor): BA, MA Alberta, PhD Texas. Ancient Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Ethics.

Adèle Mercier (Associate Professor): MA Ottawa, MA, PhD (Philosophy) UCLA; MA, C.Phil (Linguistics) UCLA. Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Semantics, Linguistic Theory.

Jon Miller (Professor): BA Carleton College, MA University of Wisconsin, PhD Toronto. Early Modern Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy.

Joshua Mozersky (Associate Professor): BSc Toronto, MA NYU, PhD Toronto.  Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

Udo Schüklenk (Professor): PhD Monash. Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics. Bioethics, Applied Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Research Ethics, Publishing Ethics.

Sergio Sismondo (Professor): BA, MA Toronto, MA, PhD Cornell. Science & Technology Studies.

Mick Smith (Associate Professor): BSc York (UK) , MA Thames Polytechnic, M.Phil North Staffordshire Polytechnic, PhD Stirling. (Jointly appointed with Environmental Studies) Environmental ethics, social constructions of nature, Gadamer, social theory and hermeneutics.

Christine Sypnowich (Professor):  BA, MA Toronto, D.Phil OXON. Political Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Marxist Theory, Feminist Theory.

Cross-Appointed Faculty

Cheryl Cline (Health Sciences) BA, MA, PhD Toronto. Bioethics, Political Philosophy, Environmental Ethics.

Colin Farrelly (Political Studies) BA, MA McMaster, PhD Bristol. Political Philosophy, Bioethics

Andrew Lister (Political Studies) BA, MA McGill, PhD UCLA. Political Philosophy, Political Theory.

David Miller (Nuffield College, Oxford) Cambridge, Oxford. Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Theory.

Margaret Moore (Political Studies) BA, MA Western, PhD London. Political Theory, Political Philosophy

Ram Murty (Mathematics) PhD MIT. Number Theory, Indian Philosophy, Mathematical Logic. 

Michael Pratt (Law) BSc Toronto, LLB Osgoode, LLM Toronto, PhD Sydney. Philosophy of Law, Theories of Private Law, Moral Philosophy

Adjunct Faculty

Omar Bachour (Teaching Fellow): Moral and Political Philosophy, Marxist Theory

Jacqueline M. Davies  (Continuing Associate Professor): BA, MA, PhD Queen's. Feminist Thought, Jewish Philosophy, Narrative Reasoning, and Critical Thinking. 

Kurt Mertel (Adjunct Assistant Professor): MA Queen's, PhD Northwestern. 19th and 20th century European Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy

Mark C.R. Smith (Continuing Assistant Professor): BA Ottawa, MA, PhD Queen's. Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Thought. 

Nancy Salay (Continuing Assistant Professor):  BA, MA Waterloo, PhD Dalhousie. Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics 

Emeritus Faculty

Jerome Bickenbach  BA San Jose, MA, PhD Alberta, LLB Toronto. Disability Studies, Bioethics, Philosophy of Law.

Albert P. Fell,  BA Toronto, B.Phil St. Andrews, AM, PhD Columbia. Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Art.

Jacalyn Duffin (Health Sciences) MD Toronto, FRCP(C), PhD Sorbonne. Hannah Chair: History of Medicine. Medical Epistemology, Concepts of Disease, History of Medicine.

Michael A. Fox BA Cornell, MA, PhD Toronto. Environmental Ethics, Nineteenth-Century Philosophy.

Henry Laycock BA OXON. Metaphysics and Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Marx.

D.L.C. Maclachlan MA Glasgow, MA. Yale, PhD Glasgow. Philosophy of Perception, Philosophical Logic, Metaphysics.

Alistair M. Macleod MA Glasgow, PhD Queen's. Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law.

Christine Overall  BA, MA, PhD Toronto. Queen's University Research Chair. Feminist Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Education.

Carlos G. Prado  BA, MA Berkeley, PhD Queen's. Epistemology, Philosophers: Descartes, Foucault, Rorty Topics: rational suicide, physician-assisted suicide