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Phil Azzie

Contract Instructor

Degrees:B.A. (University of Ottawa); M.A. (Carleton University); Ph.D. (Carleton University)
Office:310A Paterson Hall


Phil Azzie is a Contract Instructor at Carleton University’s College of the Humanities. He has held term appointments as an assistant professor in the departments of Political Science at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. In addition to teaching, he is a Senior Research Associate with Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc., a public opinion research firm in Ottawa. Between 2005 and 2012, he held the position of Vice-President of qualitative research in that firm.

Research Interests

• History of Political Thought, Ancient and Modern
• The political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes
• Political thought in Canada


Why Did Hobbes Admire Aristotle’s Rhetoric?, Filozofia 2000, vol. 55, No 7.
Thomas Hobbes’ Attack on the Idea of a Universal Sovereign of all Christendom (forthcoming).

2023/2024 Courses

HUMS 4500A Modern Intellectual History (F)