Faculty profiles

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Greg Andres

Lecturer

Areas of interest

Philosophy of Economics and Business Ethics

Gerry Callaghan

Gerry Callaghan

Continuing Lecturer (Extended Learning Coordinator for Online Courses)

Areas of interest

Early modern philosophy, history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of language


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David DeVidi

Professor (currently Associate Vice President, Academic)

Areas of interest

Logic, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, philosophy of disability, and philosophy of language

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Mathieu Doucet

Associate Professor

Areas of interest

Ethics, moral psychology

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Ethics Moral psychology Bioethics

Current Research

My current research project focuses on the ethics of drug policy. Many arguments about drugs and drug policy implicitly assume an account of both the nature and the harms of addiction. My project aims to unpack these assumptions, with the aim of contributing to a more just and ethical approach to drug policy.

Chris Eliasmith

Chris Eliasmith

Professor (Director, Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience) (Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience)

Areas of interest

Philosophy of mind, cognitive science, theoretical neuroscience, philosophy of science, mental representation, neural computing, neural networks, neuromorphics, neural dynamics, semantic pointer architecture, neural engineering framework, large-scale neural modelling

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Carla Fehr

Associate Professor (Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy)

Areas of interest

Feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, socially relevant philosophy of science, equity in STEM

Jaqueline Feke

Jacqueline Feke

Associate Professor

Areas of interest

Ancient science, mathematics, and philosophy; history and philosophy of science

Doreen Fraser

Doreen Fraser

Associate Professor

Areas of interest

Philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, applicability of mathematics, analogies, history of physics (especially 17th, 19th and 20th Centuries)

Chris Lowry

Chris Lowry

Assistant Professor

Areas of interest

Social and political philosophy, bioethics, and applied ethics

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Patricia Marino

Professor

Areas of interest

Ethical theory, applied ethics, social philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of economics, philosophy of sex and love

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Brian Orend

Professor

Areas of interest

War and peace, human rights, international law and justice in general, Kant’s political philosophy, happiness, especially for those with chronic conditions. He is perhaps best-known for his work on “justice after war” (jus post bellum): i.e., the ethics of post-war reconstruction.

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John Turri

Professor (Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Cognitive Science)

Areas of interest

Experimental philosophy and cognitive science

Steven Weinstein

Steven Weinstein

Associate Professor

Areas of interest

Philosophy of Science (especially Philosophy of Physics), Computation and Information

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Katy Fulfer

Assistant Professor (Gender and Social Justice Undergraduate Advisor)

Areas of interest

Feminist ethics, animal and environmental ethics, bioethics, philosophy of Hannah Arendt

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Katie Plaisance

Cross Appointed Associate Professor; primary appointment in Knowledge Integration

Areas of interest

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Biology, Socially- and Scientifically-Engaged Philosophy of Science, Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Judy Wubnig

Judy Wubnig

Professor Emerita

Judy was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1934. She received a BA from Swarthmore in 1955, and her MA and PhD from Yale. Her 1963 dissertation was titled A Study of the Rationality in Kant’s Critique of Aesthetic Judgment.

Angus Kerr-Lawson

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Angus Kerr-Lawson died late June 2011 shortly after his daughters accepted the honour of Distinguished Professor Emeritus on his behalf at the spring convocation.

Anne Minas

Professor Emerita

Former member of the Department of Philosophy, Anne Minas, died late September 2015 at the age of 78.

J. S. Minas

Professor Emeritus

Jenny Saul

Jennifer Saul

Professor, Waterloo Chair in Social and Political Philosophy of Language

Areas of interest 

Racist and sexist language, diversifying academia, implicit bias, pragmatics, deception

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