Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Placement Information

Placement Record

Please send any updates to Corey Dyck, Graduate Placement Officer.


Dissertation Title

Initial Placement

Most Recent Position (if different)

Language, Mind, and Cognitive Science: Remarks on theories of the language-cognition relationships in human minds

SSHRC, Postdoctoral Fellow,
Yale University

Asst Professor (LTA), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Love and Ethics in the Works of J. M. E. McTaggart

Consulting Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group


Gamete Provision and Moral Responsibility

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lancaster University


Hypothetical Necessity and the Laws of Nature: John Locke on God’s Legislative Power

Visiting Fellow, Concordia University College of Alberta


William James’ Theory of Emotion

Writing Consultant, Writing Centre, Wilfird University





Dissertation Title

Initial Placement

Most Recent Position (if different)

A Defence of Anti-Psychologism about Reasons

Non-academic employment


Aristotle on the Good of Friendship

Academic Coordinator, LePort Schools, California


An Ethical Justification for Research with Children

Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethox Centre, Oxford University


A Feminist Defence of Moderate Intuitionism

Non-academic employment


Method and Metaphor in Aristotle's Science of Nature

Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin (Excellence Cluster TOPOI)


The Methodological Roles of Tolerance and Conventionalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics: Reconsidering Carnap's Logic of Science

Limited Duties, Western


Well-being, Authority, and Worth

Consulting Analyst, MacLean and Company


Structures in Real Theory Application: A Study in Feasible Epistemology

Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, Western


Some Disputed Aspects of Inertia, with Particular Reference to the Equivalence Principle

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Bristol University


Justice, Rights, and Capabilities

Visiting Asst. Prof., UBC Okanogan

Lecturer, University of Lethbridge


Dissertation Title

Initial Placement

Most Recent Position (if different)

Does Empirical Moral Psychology Rest on a Mistake? Understanding Theories About the Nature of Moral Judgment as Moral Propositions

Asst. Prof., Winona State University (TT)

On the Physical Explanation of Quantum Computational Speedup

Postdoctoral Fellow, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich

The Reasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Math and Actuarial Sciences, Western

Asst. Prof. (TT), Simon Fraser University

Hannah Arendt and Feminist Agency

Humanities/Sophia Libman Professor (3-year), Hood College

From Mirror to Mirage: The Idea of Logical Space in Kant, Wittgenstein, and van Fraassen

Limited duties, Western

Husserl’s Transcendental Idealism and the Problem of Solipsism

Limited Duties, Western


Fertility Preservation Technologies for Women:  A Feminist Ethical Analysis

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University (Novel Tech Ethics)



The Resilience of a Refined Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness




Dissertation Title

Initial Placement

Most Recent Position (if different)

Aristotle's Concept of Nature: Three Tensions

Faculty-NFT, Fanshaw College

Meta-heuristic Strategies in Scientific Judgment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine

Emergence and Reduction in Science. A Case Study

Postdoctoral Fellow, IHPST, University of Paris 1, Sorbonne

Creating and Raising Humans: Essays on the Morality of Procreating and Parenting

Asst. Prof., St. Olaf College (TT)

Anti-foundational Categorical Structuralism

Non-academic employment


Explanation in Science

Knocean Consultancy


Ordinary Empirical Judgments and our Scientific Knowledge: An Extension of Reformed Empiricism to the Philosophy of Science

Limited Term Appointment, University of Waterloo

The Case for Quantum State Realism

Limited Duties, Western


Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Environment, Waterloo

A Rawlsian Idea of Deliberative Democracy

Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western

Thomas Hobbes on Punishment

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkeley



Dissertation Title

Initial Placement

Most Recent Position (if different)

Heuristics, Concepts, and Cognitive Architecture: Toward Understanding How the Mind Works

Visiting Asst. Prof., Mount Allison University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz Universität, Hannover

Kant and the Fact of Reason

Law Student, University of Toronto

Limited Duties, Trent, Western

Aristotle’s Naïve Somatism

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina

Program Manger, Info-Tech Research Group

Feeling, Impulse and Changeability: The Role of Emotion in Hume's Theory of the Passions

Postdoc, University of Antwerp

Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University (as of 2015)

Limited Duties, Western

The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention

Junior Bioethics Fellow, St. Joseph’s Hospital

Clinical Ethicist, Alberta Health Services, Lethbridge

The Problem of Katholou (Universals) in Aristotle

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta

 Asst. Prof., University of Vermont (TT)


Dissertation Title

Initial Placement

Most Recent Position (if different)

An Analysis of Conventionalism in Early Analytic Philosophy

Limited Duties, Western

Asst. Prof., Huron University College (TT)

Intuitions, Cross-Cultural Cognition, and Experimental Philosophy

Limited Duties, Western

Strategic Planning Analyst with the Federal Government of Canada

Contemporary Cosmology as a Case Study in Scientific Methodology

Limited Duties, Western


Solomon’s Cipher: Evil, Skepticism, and Toleration in Bayle

Templeton Fellow, University of Notre Dame

 Asst. Prof., Trent University (TT)

A Cognitive Approach To Benacerraf’s Dilemma

Visiting Asst. Prof., Clark University

Elements of a New Constructional System



Naturalism, Norms, and Mental Content

Collective Responsibility and Individual Complicity

Postdoctoral Fellow, Queens University

Limited Duties, Western

Critical Thinking and The Ethics of Teaching

Limited Term, Huron University College

Asst. Prof., Edison State College, (TT)

Moral Feelings and Participation in Collective Harms

Instructor, Dalhousie University

Intentional Volitions: Malebranche and Locke on Human Freedom

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD

Asst. Prof., Wellesley College (TT)