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.
|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.|
|Aydede, Murat||Philosophy of mind|
|Ballarin, Roberta||Philosophical logic, nature and sources of necessity|
|Bartha, Paul||logic; probability; analogical reasoning, Philosophy of science, decision theory|
|Beatty, John Henry||Socio-political dimensions of genetics and evolutionary biology|
|Bedke, Matthew||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Foundations of Ethics, Social Organization and Political Systems, Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice, metaethics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, epistemology|
|Berryman, Sylvia||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Ancient Greek natural philosophy, Aristotle's ethics, ethics and global poverty|
|Ichikawa, Jonathan||epistemology; philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophical methodology (including experimental philosophy), cognitive science, and metaphysics, especially but not|
|Jenkins, Carrie||epistemology and metaphysics|
|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|
|Richardson, Alan Walter||History of philosophy of science in early twentieth century|
|Russell, Joseph Paul||Free will, contemporary compatibilism, optimism-pessimism contrast|
|Schabas, Margaret||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, History and Philosophy of Economics|
|Simchen, Ori||Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of law|
|Stephens, Christopher||philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, rationality, Why be rational?, scientific philosophy|
|Thompson, Evan||Philosophical Foundations, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Theories and Philosophies, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Asian Philosophies|
|Wylie, Alison||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, philosophy of science, philosophy of the social and historial sciences, feminist philosophy, philosophy of archaeology, research ethics (non-medical), science studies|
PhD Candidate Sina Fazelpour has been offered a Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Pursuing his research at Carnegie Mellon University, Sina will be working with David Danks on characterizing and mitigating the potential harms of algorithmic-...
Rebecca Livernois has been offered a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University, to commence this summer. The Rotman Institute aims to bring philosophers into productive engagement with scientists, policy-makers, and the public to make progress on...
He has won the award for his essay entitled “Adam Smith on the Right to Subsistence.” The Adam Smith Prize is given each year for the best research paper submitted in Philosophy 362/Economics 318: History and Philosophy of Economics from Aristotle to Adam Smith. Many thanks to the...