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.
|Alford-Duguid, Dominic||Philosophy; Philosophy of mind/cognitive science; Philosophy of Language|
|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|
|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|
UBC Philosophy’s Carrie Jenkins was selected as a finalist for her book Victoria Sees It for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, one of the annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. The BC and Yukon Book Prizes celebrate the achievements of British Columbia and Yukon writers, illustrators and publishers...
Dr. Kimberley Brownlee has won the Royal Society of Canada’s “Kitty Newman Memorial Award” for outstanding contributions from an emerging scholar in philosophy. Dr. Brownlee is the leading expert in two areas of moral and political philosophy: a) the philosophy of social human rights, loneliness,...
Two UBC Department of Philosophy professors have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as new Fellows and as new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Margaret Schabas has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Schabas, a leading scholar...