Contract Faculty - Philosophy


Name Extension Location Email
Julie Allen * 77541 S445 Ross

Office Hours:
Monday 3:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30

Carol Bigwood Do not call send her an e-mail FC 224

Office Hours:
Monday 3:00 - 5:00

Linda Carozza 77584 S424 Ross

Office Hours:
Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 (May & June ONLY)

Hilary Davis 77543 S446 Ross

Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 - 2:00
5:45 - 6:45 (By appointment ONLY)

Brandon Fenton

Office Hours:

Xavier Scott 30102 S416 Ross

Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 - 11:30

* Or By Appointment

Faculty E-mail Research interests Selected publications
Dr. Dale C. Matthew Philosophy of Race, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy Matthew, D. C. (2017). Racial Injustice, Racial Discrimination and Racism: How Are They Related? Social Theory and Practice, 43, 885-914.

Matthew, D. C. (2017). Counterfactual Discrimination. South African Journal of Philosophy, 36, 495–504.

Matthew, D. C. (2017). Rawls and Racial Justice. Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 16, 235-58.

Matthew, D. C. (2014). Purview and Permissibility: The Site of Distributive Justice and the Case of Private Racial Discrimination. Social Theory and Practice, 40, 73-98.

Dr. Craig Roxborough Philosophy of Mind (esp. Folk Psychology), Bioethics, Health Policy Roxborough, C. (2016) Putting the Folk Back in Folk Psychology: The Social, Cultural, and Moral Character of Folk Psychology. (Doctoral dissertation). York University, Canada.

Roxborough, C., & Cumby, J. (2009). Folk psychological concepts: Causation. Philosophical Psychology, 22(2), 205-213.

Dr. Patrick J.J. Phillips

Ext: 33624

S401A Ross

Office Hours:
Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30

Epistemology. Relativism: Ethical, Cultural and Ontological. The Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bishop George Berkeley Phillips, P.J.J. (2007). The Challenge of Relativism: Its Nature and Limits.
New York NY: Continuum International Publishing Group.Phillips, P.J.J. (2013). Medieval Animal Trials: Justice for All. Lewiston NY:
The Edwin Mellon Press.Phillips, P.J.J. (2013). Gagging On Profundity: A Collection of Philosophical
Humor. Victoria BC: Friesen Press.
Shyam Ranganathan

Ext: 22235

S414D Ross

Office Hours:
By appointment only

ethics, philosophy of language and thought, Asian philosophy (especially South Asian philosophy), philosophy of religion Ranganathan, S. (2018). Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation. New York: Routledge.

Ranganathan, S. (Ed.). (2017). The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics: Bloomsbury Academic.

Ranganathan, S. (2017). Moral Philosophy: The Right and the Good. In S. Ranganathan (Ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics (pp. 5-34). London: Bloomsbury Academic

Ranganathan, S. (2018). Context and Pragmatics. In P. Wilson & J. P. Rawling (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Philosophy New York: Routledge.

Dr. David N. Stamos

Ext: 33134

S447 Ross

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00

philosophy of biology, evolution and its implications, Hume, Darwin, Poe, human rights, scientific imagination, etc. (2017). Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination. State University of New York Press.

(2013). The Myth of Universal Human Rights: Its Origin, History, and Explanation, Along With a More Humane Way. Paradigm Publishers. Reprinted by Routledge (2016).

(2008). Evolution and the Big Questions: Sex, Race, Religion, and Other Matters. Blackwell. Recipient of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for 2008. Translated into Spanish (Biblioteca Buridán 2009), Portuguese (Edições Loyola 2011), and Arabic (National Center for Translation 2014).

(2007). Darwin and the Nature of Species. State University of New York Press.

(2003). The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology. Lexington Books.

(2013). “Darwin’s Species Concept Revisited.” In Igor Pavlinov, ed. (2013). The Species Problem: Ongoing Issues. Rijeka: InTech, 251–280.

(2010). “Quantum Indeterminism, Mutation, Natural Selection, and the Meaning of Life.” In Chérif F. Matta, ed. (2010). Quantum Biochemistry: Electronic Structure and Biological Activity. Volume 2. Wiley-VCH, 837–872.

Carmela Circelli Existential Phenomenology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, Philosophy of Art/Aesthetics Circelli, Carmela, (2014), Sweet Nothing: An Elemental Case for Taking our Time. Toronto, Ontario: Quattro Books.

Circelli, Carmela, (2008). Water, Mood and Care, Tonoc, No.1 (18), pp.115-120.

Dr., Jason C. Robinson Hermeneutics (interpretive theory), Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Religion (2016) Being That May Be Understood is (Not Just) Language: On Linguisticality and Intentionality. In Charlene Elsby, Aaron Massecar (Eds), Essays on Aesthetic Genesis. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

(2015) Foundations of Education: A Social, Political, and Philosophical Approach. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

(2015) The Hermeneutical Grounds for Ethical and Political Action: Imagination and Transcendence in Global Reconciliation. Didasklia 25, 77-102.

Stanley E. Porter (2011). Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Dr. Chandra Kumar

S447 Ross

Ext: 33134

Political Philosophy, Ethics/Meta-ethics, Pragmatism, Metaphilosophy 1. Kumar, C. (2009). Dewey’s Reconstruction in Philosophy revisited. Philosophical Papers, v. 38, no. 1, 111-128.

2. Kumar, C. (2008). Analytical marxism and Foucault’s theory of “disciplinary power". Imprints: Egalitarian theory and practice, v. 10, no. 2, 113-143.

3. Kumar, C. ‘Philosophy, determinism and moral responsibility in times of atrocity. (2006). P.A. Tabensky (ed.) Judging and Understanding: Essays on free will, narrative, meaning and the ethical limits of condemnation. Burlington, VT.: Ashgate,153-174.

4. Kumar, C. (2005). Foucault and Rorty on truth and ideology. Contemporary Pragmatism, v. 2, no. 1, 35-94.

Dr. Vitaly Kiryushchenko

Philosophy of Language; American Pragmatism and Linguistic Pragmatism; Kant; American Intellectual History Kiryushchenko, V. (2018). Semantic Contents and Pragmatic Perspectives: Objectivity, Discursive Norms, and Social Roles in Robert Brandom’s Linguistic Pragmatism. The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, (forthcoming).

Kiryushchenko, V. (2015). Maps, Diagrams, and Signs: Visual Experience in Peirce's Semiotics. International Handbook of Semiotics (pp. 115-124). New York: Springer.

Kiryushchenko, V. (2012). Peirce’s Semiotics and Russian Formalism: The Story of Oedipus Rex. Semiotica, 189, 255–269.

Kiryushchenko, V. (2012). The Visual and the Virtual in Theory, Life and Scientific Practice: The Case of Peirce’s Quincuncial Map Projection. Cognitive Science and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mathematical Cognition (pp. 61-70). Munich: Lincom Europa.

Kiryushchenko, V. (2011) Some Consequences of Kant’s Critiques in Peirce’s Early Pragmatism. The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, III (2), 261-277.