Faculty members in the Department of Philosophy are listed below. Please click on a name to view detailed information. Scroll down or click here to see a list of faculty research interests, and here to see our recent research.

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Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty has a wide range of research interests. Click on the names of the individual faculty members to learn more about them.

Gabriele Contessa

  • Philosophy of science
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Economics
Gordon Davis

  • Moral philosophy
  • Kant
  • Social and political philosophy
  • Metaethics
  • Comparative history of ethics
Jay Drydyk

  • Social and political philosophy
  • International development ethics
  • Kant, Hegel, Marx, Sen, Nussbaum
Melissa Frankel

  • Early modern philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy (including history of feminist philosophy, and history of women philosophers)
  • History of analytic philosophy
  • Philosophy of perception
Christine Koggel

  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Feminism
  • Relational theory
  • Development ethics
  • Equality theory
  • Applied ethics
Annie Larivee

  • Ancient philosophy as a way of life and quest for wisdom (especially Roman Stoicism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, Scepticism, the figure of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle)
  • Philosophy as therapy, existential psychology, and the intersection of philosophy and psychotherapy in general
  • Modern appropriations of ancient philosophies
  • Philosophy of love, friendship, and sex
  • Feminism
David Matheson

  • Philosophy of life (especially, meaning as a final value in life and its relationship to a life worth living)
  • Epistemology (especially, social epistemology and knowledge-related values)
Myrto Mylopoulos

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Vida Panitch

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Economics
  • Bioethics
Joshua Shepherd

  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Kyla Bruff

  • German Idealism: Kant, Schelling, Hegel
  • Critical theory, especially the Frankfurt School
  • 20th century French Philosophy
  • Social and political philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • German Romanticism