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 2022

Last updated: June 2022

Research Grants (awarded beginning 2022):

Jay Drydyk

SSHRC Connections Grant: Development Ethics Forum. $12,000. 2022.

Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews

Andrew Brook

Apperception and Related Matters in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and Opus Postumum, Princeton Kant Workshop, February 2021, to appear in Kant’s Transcendental Philosophy.

Transcendental Self and Intelligible Self, Russia Kant Conference, April 2022, to appear in Kant’s Transcendental Philosophy.\

Proposal for Commentary: Clark, H. H. and K. Fischer, Social Robots as Depictions of Social Agents, with Marina Nekrasova and Josh Redstone. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Submitted April 2022.

Kyla Bruff

“Enlightenment and Revolution,” The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Poststructuralism, Daniel Whistler and Tilottama Rajan, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (forthcoming).

“Introduction,” co-authored with Sean J. McGrath and Joseph Carew, The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, co-edited with Sean J. McGrath and Joseph Carew, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (forthcoming).

“Schelling and the Frankfurt School,” The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, Sean J. McGrath, Kyla Bruff, and Joseph Carew, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (forthcoming)

Thomas Buchheim, “Schelling’s Late Philosophy,” co-translated with Majk Feldmeier, The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, Sean J. McGrath, Kyla Bruff, and Joseph Carew, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (translation from German; forthcoming)

Gabriele Contessa

‘A Minimalist Theory of Appropriation,’ The Journal of Ethics, 26, 2022: 319–335. [Refereed]

‘Inductive Risk in Macroeconomics: Natural Rate Theory, Inductive Risk, and the Great Canadian Slump’, Economics & Philosophy, forthcoming. [Refereed]

‘It Takes a Village to Trust Science: Towards A (Thoroughly) Social Approach to Public Trust in Science’, Erkenntnis, forthcoming. [Refereed]

‘Shopping for Experts’, Synthese, 200, 2022: 1-21. [Refereed]

Eros Corazza

Contextual Minds. (with Jérôme Dokic) (forthcoming)

Mind, World, and Knowledge: The Rationalist Program and its Origins (forthcoming)

“Some Notes on The Indexical Point of View”. Manuscrito (forthcoming)

“Frege on Identity and Co-Reference”. Organon F 29 (1): 26-46 ( (2022)

Gordon Davis

G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue (all chapters received; planned publication 2022)

“Éthique et impersonnalité: Identité personnelle et conséquentialisme chez Sartre et le Mahayana”, a chapter co-authored with P. Hoyeck & N. Ramlakhan, forthcoming in G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue

“Les vertus du consequentialisme et le consequentialisme de la vertu chez Hume, à travers le prisme bouddhique”, a chapter co-authored with Charles Goodman, forthcoming in G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue

“Lumiére naturelle et luminosité axiologique chez Descartes et Vasubandhu”, forthcoming in G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue

Why would a Buddha lie? Varieties of Buddhist Consequentialism”, in M. Hemmingsen (ed), Ethical Theory in Global Perspective (SUNY, forthcoming)

Jay Drydyk

Development Ethics. In Elgar Encylopedia of Development, ed. Matthew Clarke, 3692 words. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, accepted for publication.

With Diana Velasco and Kerry O’Neill. Empowerment and Poverty. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Poverty, ed. Gottfried Schweiger and Clemens Sedmak, accepted for publication.

Melissa Frankel

“Materialism and Immaterialism,” in The Oxford Handbook of Berkeley, ed. Samuel Rickless, Oxford University Press: 107-127

Christine Koggel

“Feminist Philosophy and Poverty” in Handbook of Philosophy and Poverty, edited by Gottfried Schweiger and Sedmak Clemens. Routledge. (Forthcoming 2023)

“Voice and Relationship: Insights from Care Ethics and Accounts of Hermeneutical Injustice” in Decentering Epistemologies and Challenging Privilege: Critical Care Ethics Perspectives, edited by Sophie Bourgault, Maggie FitzGerald, and Fiona Robinson. Rutgers University Press. (Forthcoming 2023)

“Feminist Relational Theory: Introduction” in Relational Theory: Feminist Approaches and Applications. Co-edited by Ami Harbin, Christine Koggel, and Jennifer Llewellyn. Special Issue of Journal of Global Ethics, 2022: 18 (1).

Relational Theory: Feminist Approaches and Applications. Special Issue of Journal of Global Ethics. Guest-edited by Ami Harbin, Christine Koggel, and Jennifer Llewellyn. Volume 18, Issue 1, 2022.

Annie Larivée

Forthcoming in 2022. “Parmenides’ gymnopaedia. The role of Eleatic dialectics in Socrates’ philosophical education” in Eleatic Ontology: Origin and Reception. Anais de Filosofia Classica, vol. 1 (d) of The EON Project: Eleatic Ontology in Plato. A. Lefka & C. Luchetti (eds). Invited chapter.

A French version of [above] will appear simultaneously in the same collection, online (“La gymnopédie de Parménide. Le rôle de la dialectique éléate dans l’éducation philosophique de Socrate.”) Invited chapter.

Forthcoming in 2022. “Socrate en devenir. Le développement du jeune Socrate dans le Phédon comme clé herméneutique du Parménide,” Selected Papers of the XIIth, Symposium Platonicum on Plato’s Parmenides (Paris). L. Brisson, A. Macé, O. Renaud (eds.), Sankt Augustin, Academia Verlag. Peer-reviewed.

Forthcoming in 2022. Entry on “Gender,” The Bloomsbury Handbook of Plato (2nd edition), Gerald Press and Mateo Duque (eds.), London, Bloomsbury Press. Invited entry.

Forthcoming in 2022. “Platonicienne chez les bouddhistes. Contrastes entre deux traditions philosophiques du point de vue de la pratique,” Identité et la philosophie du sujet dans deux traditions philosophiques: Ontologies occidentales et bouddhiques à la lumière des enjeux éthiques, G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds.), Paris, Hermann. Invited chapter.

Forthcoming in 2022. “Clearing Up the Confusion Between Art of Life and Way of Life: A Challenge to Hadot’s Main Interpretive Concept.” Hadot and Foucault on Ancient Philosophy: Critical Assessments, M. Faustino & H. Telo (eds.), ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life: Texts and Studies’ series, Leiden, Brill. Invited chapter (in preparation).

Ian Maclean-Evans (MA Student)

(Forthcoming) MacLean-Evans, Ian (2023). “External Conditions, Internal Rationality: Spinoza on the Rationality of Suicide.” Journal of Spinoza Studies vol. 1, no. 2.

(Forthcoming book review) MacLean-Evans, Ian (2022). Review of Spinoza and the Philosophy of Love, by Michael Strawser. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 30, no. 3.

David Matheson

“Meaning in the Pursuit of Pleasure.” The Journal of the American Philosophical Association, FirstView online, DOI: 10.1017/apa.2021.19 (2022), pp. 1—15.

Myrto Mylopoulos

“Skilled Action and Metacognitive Control” in Advances in Experimental Philosophy, Eds. Paul Henne & Sam Murray, Routledge Press (forthcoming)

“Motor Qualities” in The Philosophy of David Rosenthal, Ed. Joshua Weisberg, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)

“Neurobiological Theories of Consciousness” in Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience, eds. Carolyn Dicey-Jennings and Benjamin Young, Routledge Press (2022)

“Oops! I Did it Again: The Psychology of Everyday Action Slips”, Topics in Cognitive Science, 282-294 (2022).

Vida Panitch

The Routledge Handbook of Commodification, Vida Panitch and Elodie Bertrand, eds. (Forthcoming: London, Routledge).

Exploitation, in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Christopher Melenovsky, ed. (London: Routledge): 217-226 (2022).

Decommodification as Exploitation, in Exploitation: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Matt Zwolinsky and Benjamin Fergusson, eds. (forthcoming Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Joshua Shepherd

Bodily skill (forthcoming). Routledge Handbook of Bodily Awareness, Adrian Alsmith and Matthew Longo (eds.). Routledge.

Disappearing agents, mental action, rational glue (forthcoming). Mental Action, eds. Michael Brent and Lisa Miracchi. Routledge.

Knowledge, practical knowledge, and intentional action, with J. Adam Carter (forthcoming). Ergo.

Practical structure and moral skill (forthcoming). Philosophical Quarterly. DOI: 10.1093/pq/pqab047.

Flow and the dynamics of conscious thought (forthcoming). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s11097-021-09762-x.

Human brain organoids and consciousness, with Takuya Niikawa, Yoshiyuki Hiyashi, and Tsutomu Sawai (2022). Neuroethics 15(5). DOI: 10.1007/s12152-022-09483-1.

Presented Talks:

Kyla Bruff

Forthcoming invited lecture: “Personhood beyond the law: transcending the state, natural hierarchy, and the categorical imperative in Schelling’s political philosophy,” Séminaire de Recherche du Centre de Philosophie du Droit, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (June 22, 2022).

Forthcoming conference presentation: “Envisioning a Different Future: Schelling and the Frankfurt School,” North American Schelling Society Seventh Annual Conference, York University and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (May 26, 2022).

“The Shifting Concept of the State in Schelling’s Political Philosophy,” XI. Freiburger Graduiertensymposium: Die Klassische deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen (online), February 26, 2022.

“The Role of the State in Schelling’s Political Philosophy,” Panel: The Politics of German Idealism, Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, St. John’s, Canada, October 15, 2021.

Gordon Davis

“Reflections on Ninian Smart’s comparative methodology” (due to be presented at the Twelfth East-West Philosophers Conference, University of Hawaii)

“Virtue and Wisdom in the ninth chapter of Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara” (due to be presented at SACP 2022-23)

“Western and Non-Western Sources of Moral Consequentialism: whether and how to honour pioneers and praecursors”, presented to the Department of Philosophy (colloquium), University of Ottawa, 18/03/22

David Matheson

“A Naturalist’s Perspective on Meaning in Religious Pursuits.” Fourth International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2022

Myrto Mylopoulos

“Motor Control as Productive Reasoning”, Workshop on the Architecture of Skilled Action, Barcelona, Spain (April, 2022)

Joshua Shepherd

Improv and cognitive control, Cognitive Science group, City University of New York, NYC, March 2022

Philosophy at the improv, Workshop on Agency in the Mountains, Brighton, UT, March 2022

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