Master of Arts
The Department of Philosophy is an active, mid-sized department that has broad interests in philosophical issues within the Anglo-American analytic tradition. Members of the department are engaged in research in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, aesthetics, ethics, social/political philosophy, logic, Indian philosophy and the history of philosophy.
|Amijee, Fatema||Metaphysics; Modern Philosophy; feminist philosophy; History of Analytic Philosophy|
|Anderson, Scott Allen||intersection of ethics and social and political philosophy, largely focused on how to use and regulate power, coercion, and social norms; action theory and moral psychology, privacy, and problems related to the intensification of technology and information.|
|Ayars, Alisabeth||Ethics, Metaethics, Metaphysics, Moral Psychology, Epistemology, Cognitive Science|
|Aydede, Murat||Philosophy of mind|
|Ballarin, Roberta||Philosophical logic, nature and sources of necessity|
|Bartha, Paul||Philosophy of sciences and technologies; Environmental philosophy; philosophy of science; Philosophy of Probability; Confirmation; Decision Theory|
|Beatty, John Henry||Socio-political dimensions of genetics and evolutionary biology|
|Bedke, Matthew||Philosophy; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Foundations of Ethics; Social Organization and Political Systems; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; epistemology; ethics; metaethics; philosophy of law; political philosophy|
|Berryman, Sylvia||Philosophy; Ancient Greek natural philosophy; Aristotle's ethics; ethics and global poverty; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies|
|Brownlee, Kimberley||Philosophy; Applied Ethics; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; Ethics and Health; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; Social Aspects of Aging; Belonging; Civil Disobedience and Conscientious Objection; Loneliness; Philosophy of Punishment; Social Human Rights; Virtues and Vices|
|Griffin, Michael||Greek philosophy, Ancient philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Proclus, Neoplatonism, Ancient logic|
|Ichikawa, Jonathan||epistemology; philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophical methodology (including experimental philosophy), cognitive science, and metaphysics, especially but not|
|Jenkins, Carrie||Philosophy; Creative writing; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Creative scholarship; Creative Writing; epistemology; Language and meaning; Metaphysics; Philosophy of love; Romantic love; Fiction; Poetry|
|Margolis, Eric||Philosophy of mind, cognitive sciences, developmental origins of human conceptual system, relationship between language and thought, exaplanation of distinctively human cognition|
|Mole, Christopher||Philosophical issues that arise from the attempt to understand the mind scientifically, aesthetics of literature|
|Prueitt, Cat||Epistemology and Methodology; Asian Philosophy; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of mind/cognitive science|
|Richardson, Alan Walter||History of philosophy of science in early twentieth century|
|Russell, Joseph Paul||Free will, contemporary compatibilism, optimism-pessimism contrast|
|Schabas, Margaret||History and philosophy of economics; Social sciences; History and Philosophy of Economics; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; science studies|
|Simchen, Ori||Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of law|
|Slingerland, Edward||Asian Studies, Chinese philosophy, philosophy, religion, religion and conflict, secularism, spontaneity, ethics, science-humanities integration, interdisciplinarity, interdisciplinary research, Chinese thought, religious studies (comparative religion, cognitive science and evolution of religion), cognitive linguistics (blending and conceptual metaphor theory), ethics (virtue ethics, moral psychology), evolutionary psychology, the relationship between the humanities and the natural sciences, and the classical Chinese language|
|Stephens, Christopher||Philosophy; philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; rationality; scientific philosophy; Why be rational?|
|Thompson, Evan||Philosophy; Asian Philosophies; Cognitive Science; Phenomenology; Philosophical Foundations; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Theories and Philosophies|
|Wylie, Alison||Philosophy; feminist philosophy; philosophy of archaeology; philosophy of science; philosophy of the social and historial sciences; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; research ethics (non-medical); science studies|
Dear all, On April 4th we hosted the: “Career Nights events” which was quite a success. We received very good feedback and thank you to all who participated in this event and the coordinators, professors, alumni and moderator who made this event possible. We would like to share with you...
Dr. David S. Robinson has been appointed as Regent College’s inaugural R. Paul Stevens Chair in Marketplace Theology and Leadership, a position that will begin on May 1, 2022. David is currently a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the UBC philosophy department, working with Prof. Kimberley...
Dear students, We are thrilled to let you know that today we are hosting the in-person career night event where you will have the chance to connect, ask and hear some tips from our UBC philosophy alumni. We are lucky to have a great panel tonight, so this is your chance to come and start building...
We are thrilled to let you know that the Department of Philosophy in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts is organizing the Career Nights, on April 4th. This event is intended for our majors, combined majors and honours students. Where: Arts Student Center Hour: 5:30-7:00 pm Format: in-...
The Department of Philosophy is happy to announce that decided to extend the deadline for RSVP to March 8th for our upcoming career programming session: “Telling the Story of your Arts Degree” Date and time: Thursday, March 10, 2022 Description: This workshop takes a storytelling...
We are pleased to announce that Kimberley Brownlee was awarded the prize for the Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest. Prof. Brownlee holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political & Social Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. She received her DPhil from Oxford University (...