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Dr. Moira Howes smiling at the camera in front of a bookcase of books


Faculty & Research

Full-Time Faculty

Leo Groarke

Professor; Trent University President and Vice-Chancellor
B.A. (Calgary), M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Western)

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Informal Logic; Argumentation Theory





Michael Hickson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Western)

EC N 113, Phone (705) 748-1011 x 7278, Fax (705) 748-1693, michaelhickson@trentu.ca, michaelhickson.net

Research Interests: Early Modern Philosophy; Epistemology (especially skepticism); Ethics


Moira Howes

Associate Professor; Dean of Arts and Science (Humanities Division)
B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

LEC Suite 204, Phone (705) 748-1011 x 6141, Fax 705-748-1699, mhowes@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Philosophy of Science (especially biology); Epistemology; Metaphysics; Practical Reasoning




Douglas McDermid

Associate Professor
B.A. (Western), M.A., Ph.D. (Brown)

Office CC G13, Phone (705) 748-1011 x 7099, Fax (705) 748-1693, dmcdermi@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Modern Philosophy


Christine McKinnon

B.A. (McGill), B.Phil., D.Phil. (Oxford)

Office EC S 108, Phone (705) 748-1011 x 7350, Fax (705) 748-1699, cmckinnon@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Wittgenstein




Kathryn Norlock

Associate Professor; Kenneth Mark Drain Endowed Chair in Ethics
Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison)

Office EC N 119, Phone (705) 748-1011 x 7449, Fax (705) 748-1693, kathrynnorlock@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Ethics; Feminist philosophy; Environmental philosophy; Sociopolitical issues




Byron Stoyles

Associate Professor; Department Chair
B.A. (Huron University College), M.A., Ph.D. (Western)

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy; Ethical Theory; Applied Ethics; Death and end-of-life issues





Professors Emeriti


Constantin V. Boundas


M.A., Ph.D. (Purdue)


John W. Burbidge



Robert Carter



David Gallop



Michael Neumann



Lionel Rubinoff








Academic Administrative Assistant


Kathy Axcell