Current Philosophy Graduate Students


Ray W. Aldred
BA Honours in Philosophy (Calgary), MA in Philosophy (Calgary)

Research interests: Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Sex and Love, Philosophy of Mind, Neurophilosophy, Neuroethics, Ethics (especially biomedical ethics), Epistemology


E-mail: raymond.aldred [at] (Ray Aldred)

Frédérick Armstrong
BA in History, culture and society, minor in political science (UQÀM), MA in Philosophy (Université de Montréal).

Research interests: Contemporary Political Theory, Critiques of Liberalism, Justice, Minority Rights and Diversity, Personal Identity

Email: frederick.armstrong [at] (Frédérick Armstrong)

Mathieu Baril

Research interests: Moral psychology, early modern philosophy, autonomy, freedom, feminism.

E-mail: mathieu.baril [at] (Mathieu Baril)

Jessica Barnes

B.Sc. Honours Neuroscience/Biochemistry (University of Ottawa). M.Sc. Psychiatry (McGill)

Research interests: Aristotle, History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Philosophy of Neuroscience/Psychopathology and Philosophy of Biology), Latin Medieval Philosophy.

Email: jessica.barnes [at] (Jessica Barnes)

Moritz Bodner

Research interests: Mathematical Logic, History of Philosophy & Logic (esp. (late) ancient, medieval & early 20th century), Literature

Email: moritz.bodner [at] (Moritz Bodner)

Joseph Carew

BA Honours Philosophy (MUN), MA Philosophy (MUN), MA Philosophy (Europhilosophie: Université catholique de Louvain, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Toulouse Le Miral II)

Research interests: German Idealism (Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel), German Romanticism, Psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan, Žižek), 19th-Century Philosophy (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche), Modern Philosophy (Spinoza, Hume)
Thesis Topic: Hegel's Science of Logic as a theory of discursive rationality and its metaphysical consequences


Thomas Colbourne

B.A. Honours in Philosophy (Carleton University)

Research Interests: History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Ontology, Spinoza and Hegel.

Email: thomas.colbourne [at] (Thomas Colbourne)

David Collins

BFA Film Production (York University), MFA Screenwriting (York University), MA Philosophy (Ryerson University)

Research interests: Philosophies of Art, Culture and Value; Moral Philosophy (esp. virtue ethics); Philosophies of Experience (esp. perception, imagination and understanding); Philosophy of History; Philosophy of Education; Pragmatism; Collingwood

E-mail: david.collins3 [at] (David Collins)

Melanie Coughlin

Japan Foundation Research Fellow, Kyoto University; MA Philosophy, University of Ottawa; Bachelor of Humanities, Carleton University Dissertation:  Nishitani's Notion of Realization as a Return to the Everyday   

Research Interests: Buddhist philosophy, 19th and 20th century German philosophy, critical theory

Email: melanie.coughlin [at] (Melanie Coughlin)

Emily R. Douglas

B.A. University of Alberta 2012 (Philosophy, French minor) ; M.A. University of Alberta 2014

Research interests: feminist philosophy, phenomenology, Foucauldian philosophy, critical race and queer theories, animality

Email: emily.douglas [at] (Emily Douglas)

Nicholas Dunn

BA, Philosophy, Politics, Economics (King's College); MA, Philosophy (Simon Fraser University)

Research interests: Kant, Early modern philosophy, German rationalism, Ancient Greek philosophy (esp. Plato), Moral psychology

Email: nicholas.dunn2 [at] (Nicholas Dunn)

Alice Zoe Everly

BA in Political Theory (Marlboro College), MA in Philosophy (University of Memphis)

Research interests: 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Biology (especially the concept of life)

Email: alice.everly [at] (Alice Everly)

Celia Edell

BA Honours Philosophy (University of Western Ontario), MA Philosophy (University of Sheffield)

Research interests: Feminist ethics, critical race theory, philosophy of sex and gender, moral epistemology

Email: celia.edell [at] (Celia Edell)

David Gaber

BA Philosophy (Alberta), BSc Mathematics (Alberta), MA Philosophy (SFU)

Research Interests: Philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, epistemology

Email: david.gaber [at] (David Gaber)

Hakan Genc

Research Interests: Ancient Greek and Medieval Arabic Philosophy (esp. Metaphysics)

Email: hakan.genc [at] (Hakan Genc)

Kosta Gligorijevic

BA Philosophy/German Studies (Guelph), MA Philosophy (Guelph)

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, History of Political Philosophy, Ancient Metaphysics

Email: %20kosta.gligorijevic [at] (Kosta Gligorijevic)


Nikolas Hamm
BA Honours Philosophy (St Mary's University), MA Philosophy (SFU)

Research interests: Early Modern (esp. Kant, Spinoza), Character Development, Political Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy

E-mail: nikolas.hamm [at] (Nikolas Hamm)



Daniel Harris
BA Honours Philosophy & Information Systems, MA Theory, Culture, and Politics (Trent University), MPhil Philosophy (King's College London)

Research interests:  Artificial Intelligence (esp. The Control Problem & Existential Risk), Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science 

Éliot Litalien

B.A. in political science and philosophy (Université de Montréal); M.A. in philosophy (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Contemporary political philosophy, history of political ideas, pluralism, minority and collective rights, ethics

Email: %20eliot.litalien [at] (Éliot Litalien)

Renxiang Liu

BSc Chemistry (Peking University), MPhil Philosophy of Science and Technology (Peking University, thesis: "The permanent presence of reality and the recall of technology: a critical study on representationalism")

Research Interests: Phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty) with a focus on notions of authenticity, expression and temporality; philosophy of perception and memory; Hegel; Nietzsche; existentialism in literature (Dostoevsky, Kafka, Thomas Mann); psychoanalysis; intellectual history of early modern science

Email: renxiang.liu [at] (Renxiang Liu)

Andre Martin

BA Honours Philosophy, MA Philosophy (Toronto)

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind and metaphysics in medieval and contemporary philosophy

Email: andre.martin2 [at] (Andre Martin)

Eric Murphy

BA, Independent Scholar: Consciousness Studies (Lake Forest College, Chicago, IL) MA, Philosophy (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA)

Research interests: Philosophy of Music (esp. electronic and improvised), Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics

Email: eric.murphy2 [at] (Eric Murphy)

Martina Orlandi

BA Honours Philosophy (University of Rome "La Sapienza"); MA Philosophy (University of Florence)

Research interests: Moral Psychology, Epistemology (esp. ethics of belief), philosophy of cognitive science

Email: martina.orlandi [at] (Martina Orlandi)

Julien Ouellette-Michaud

BA, MA Philosophy (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Research interests: Philosophy of logic (esp. logical consequence and pluralism), Logic (formal and informal), Cognitive science (esp. human reasoning), History of analytic philosophy

Email: julien.ouellette-michaud [at] (Julien Ouellette-Michaud)

Nicole Ramsoomair
BA English and Philosophy (Wilfrid Laurier University), MA Philosophy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Research interests: Personal Identity, Metaphysics, Feminist Theory, Legal and Political Philosophy

Email: Nicole.ramsoomair [at] (Nicole Ramsoomair)

  Maxwell J.D. Ramstead
BA Philosophy (Université de Montréal), MA Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Research interests: Cultural neuro-phenomenology and related interdisciplinary approaches to culture, mind, and brain; the free-energy principle and multilevel explanation in social/cultural and cognitive neuroscience and in computational psychiatry; radical embodied and radical enactivist approaches in cognitive neuroscience, free-energy approaches in theoretical biology, ecological and phenomenological psychology, and cooperative turn cognitive anthropology

Charlotte Sabourin
BA Philosophy (Université de Montréal), MA Philosophy (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Kant, Early modern philosophy, History of philosophy, Heidegger

Email: charlotte.sabourin [at] (Charlotte Sabourin)

Matthew Scarfone
BA Honours Philosophy (Acadia), MA Philosophy (Carleton)

Research interests: Metaethics (esp. realism/anti-realism), Moral Epistemology, Normativity

Email: matthew.scarfone [at] (Matthew Scarfone)

Joey van Weelden
BA Honours Philosophy (University of Alberta), MA Philosophy (University of Toronto)

Research interests: Value (especially Prudential Value), Moral Epistemology (esp. Moral Testimony), Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics

Email: joseph.vanweelden [at] (Joey van Weelden)

Muhammad Velji
Honours BA Bioethics (University of Toronto) MA Philosophy (Carleton University) PhD (Transferred) (University of South Florida)

Research Interests: Dissertation title: "The Philosophy of Piety: Rethinking Agency, Legal Accommodation, Adaptive Preferences, and Autonomy." AoS: Political philosophy (analytic & continental), Feminist philosophy, 20th century continental (Merleau-Ponty, Bergson, Fanon, Late Foucault and Heidegger). AoC: Philosophy of Law, Bioethics and Critical Race Theory

Email: muhammad.velji [at] (Muhammad Velji)