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Christine Koggel

Professor

Degrees:B.A. Honours (Carleton), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Queen’s)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3239
Email:christine.koggel@carleton.ca
Office:3A46 Paterson Hall

Office Hours for Fall 2018:

Wednesdays, 11:30 – 1:30, or email for appointment.

Courses for 2018-19:

  • PHIL 2306:  Philosophy and Feminism
  • PHIL 5900:  Graduate Seminar
  • EPAF 6200:  PhD Seminar

Biography

Christine Koggel is Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Supervisor. She comes to Carleton from Bryn Mawr College, PA, where she was the Harvey Wexler Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for International Studies. Her main research and teaching interests are in the areas of moral theory, practical ethics, feminism, and social and political theory.

She is the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory (1998), a book that brings together her interests in moral, social, political and feminist theory. She is the editor of Moral Issues in Global Perspective (1999) and of the Second edition of an expanded three volumes of Moral Issues in Global Perspective (Volume I: Moral and Political Theory; Volume II: Human Diversity and Equality; and Volume III: Moral Issues) (2006). With Wesley Cragg she has co-edited the Fourth edition of Contemporary Moral Issues (1997) as well as the Fifth edition of Contemporary Moral Issues (2005). She also has interests in Wittgenstein, particularly in Wittgenstein’s account of meaning as use as it applies to moral concepts, about which she has written an article in Feminist Interpretations of Ludwig Wittgenstein (2003).

Her most recent research is in the area of development ethics. She has contributed an article on agency to a special volume on the work of Amartya Sen in Feminist Economics and does work on the concept of empowerment for which she and Jay Drydyk were awarded a research grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is the former President of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Board member of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), and Associate Editor of the North American Editorial Board for Ethics and Social Welfare.

Research Interests

  • Moral Theory
  • Practical Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Development Ethics

Recent Publications

Books

Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications. Reprint of two special issues of Ethics and Social Welfare. Co-editor with Joan Orme, Routledge. 2013.

Moral Issues in Global Perspective. Editor. Second edition in 3 volumes. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2006.

Volume I: Moral and Political Theory

Volume II: Human Diversity and Equality

Volume III: Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues. Co-editor with Wesley Cragg. Fifth edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Confidential Relationships: Psychoanalytic, Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Co-editor with Allannah Furlong and Charles Levin. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, Psychology and Philosophy Series, 2003.

Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.

Recent Articles

“Does Sen’s Account Measure Up? A Critical Analysis of Recent Work on Empowerment”, Journal of Global Ethics, Volume 9, Number 1 (2013). Forthcoming.

“Is the Capability Approach a Sufficient Challenge to Distributive Accounts of Global Justice?” Journal of Global Ethics, Volume 9, Number 2 (2013). Forthcoming.

“Relational Remembering and Oppression” Hypatia, Volume 29, Number 2 (2014). Forthcoming.

“Editorial: Gender Justice: Local and Global”, Ethics and Social Welfare, Volume 6, Number 3 (September 2012): 213-215.

“Editorial: Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications”, Ethics and Social Welfare. Volume 4, Number 2 (July 2010): 109-114.

“Editorial: Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications Part II”, Ethics and Social Welfare, Volume 5, Number 2 (July 2011): 107-109.

“The Ethics of Empowerment.” Development. Volume 53, no. 2 (Summer 2010)

“Theory to Practice and Practice to Theory? Lessons from Local NGO Empowerment Projects in Indonesia.” In Global Feminist Ethics and Politics, ed. Sarah Clark Miller. Special issue, Southern Journal of Philosophy Volume 46 (June 2008): 111-130.

“Empowerment and the Role of Advocacy in a Globalized World.” Ethics and Social Welfare. Volume 1, no. 1 (April 2007).

“Globalization and Women’s Paid Work: Expanding Freedom”. Feminist Economics. Special Issue: Amartya Sen’s Work and Ideas, 9 (2 and 3) (2003).

“Equality Analysis in a Global Context: A Relational Approach”. Canadian Journal of Philosophy. Supplementary Volume: Feminist Moral Philosophy, 28 (2002).

Recent Book Chapters

Poverty as Multidimensional and its Significance for Agency and Gender” in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights, edited by Diana Meyers. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

“Introduction” in Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications, edited by Christine Koggel and Joan Orme. New York: Routledge, 2013: 1-7.

“A Relational Approach to Equality: New Developments and Applications” in Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law and Policy, edited by Jocelyn Downie and Jennifer Llewellyn. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012: 63-88.

“Global Feminism” in Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy edited by Jay Garfield. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Agency and Empowerment: Embodied Realities in a Globalized World ” in Agency and Embodiment, edited by Letitia Maynell, Sue Campbell, and Susan Sherwin. Forthcoming.

“Globalization and Women’s Paid Work: Expanding Freedom?” reprinted in Critical Perspectives on Globalization edited by Marina Della Giusta, Uma Kambhampati, and Robert Wade. Glasgow: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. January 2006.

“Globalization and Women’s Paid Work: Expanding Freedom?” reprinted in Amartya Sen’s Work and Ideas: A Gender Perspective edited by Bina Agarwal, Jane Humphries, and Ingrid Robeyns. London and New York, Routledge, 2005, pp. 165-185.

“Equality Analysis: Local and Global Relations of Power”. In Moral Issues in Global Perspective edited by Christine Koggel. 2nd edition. Volume II Human Diversity and Equality. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2006.

“A Relational Critique of the Right to Privacy: The Case of Pornography and the Internet”. Co-authored with Alison Minea. In Moral Issues in Global Perspective edited by Christine Koggel. 2nd edition. Volume III Moral Issues. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2006.

“Poverty and Global Justice”. In Contemporary Moral Issues edited by Wesley Cragg and Christine Koggel. 5th edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2004.

Awards

SSHRC Research Development Initiatives grant, “The Ethics of Empowerment.”