The Philosophy Department at Carleton University is home to an active research community. Members of the department publish in various subdisciplines of philosophy, including philosophy of mind and language, theoretical and practical ethics, feminist philosophy, the history of philosophy, philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other areas. Over half of our permanent faculty members hold external research grants. In the last couple of years, department members have published books with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Rowman and Littlefield, and MIT Press. Philosophy students at Carleton often have the opportunity to engage in advanced research, in collaboration with and under the mentorship of faculty members.
Many department members are involved in interdisciplinary and collaborative research; we have close working relationships with colleagues in Cognitive Science, English, the School for Studies in Art and Culture, the College of the Humanities, Sociology/Anthropology, and Political Science, among other units. The department is also home to Carleton University’s Centre on Ethics and Values, an interdisciplinary research centre that takes advantage of Carleton’s location in the national capital by fostering conversations about issues in ethics and public policy between academics and members of the public sector.
Achieved in 2020
Research Grants (awarded beginning 2020):
2020-2023: Spanish ministry of science and innovation (PID2019-106078GB-I00 (MCI/AEI/FEDER, UE)).
SaPP, Student as Partner Program, assistantship grant, Carleton University ($2,000)
Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews
F.W.J. Schelling, “Presentation of the Purely Rational Philosophy (c. 1847)” (translated and edited excerpt), The Schelling Reader, Benjamin Berger and Daniel Whistler, eds., London: Bloomsbury, 2020 (translation from German).
Review of Stephanie Kelton’s The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy (Public Affairs, 2020), Economics & Philosophy, forthcoming. [Invited]
“An Alleged Millian Tension”. Journal of Pragmatics 169: 26-9, 2020
Capabilities, Public Reason, and Democratic Deliberation. In The Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach, ed. Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Siddiqur Osmani, and Mozaffar Qizilbash, pp. 662-678. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
“Feminist Relational Theory: The Significance of Oppression and Structures of Power: A Commentary on ‘Nondomination and the Limits of Relational Autonomy by Danielle M. Wenner’” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 13: 2 (2020): 49-55.
2020. Review of Serge Margel, The Tomb of the Artisan God: On Plato’s Timaeus. University of Minnesota
Press, 2019, 146p. Review published in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. 2020.04.13
“The Worthwhileness of Meaningful Lives.” Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 48 (2020): 313—24
“„Wenn man einen vollkommenen Staat in dieser Welt will, so ist das Ende (apokalyptische) Schwärmerei“: Schelling’s Transition Away from the Perfect State in 1804-1809,” VIII. Freiburger Graduiertensymposium: Die Klassische deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen (online), July 25, 2020.
‘Should We Trust Science More?’, Social (Distance) Epistemology, Social
Epistemology Network, April 2020. [Refereed]
“Do Proper Names Connote?”. Video conference, The University of Campinas, Brazil
Capability and Oppression.
- Presidential Address. Human Development and Capability Association 2020 Conference, Auckland NZ (online), July 1, 2020.
- Webinar, Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, November 29, 2020.
[online] “Dreams and Ideas: Baxter on Berkeley,” Mexico-Canada Early Modern Philosophy Conference, University of Western Ontario (host) (October 2020)