Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Andrew Botterell

botterellActing Chair

Associate Professor

Joint Appointment with Faculty of Law

Philosophy of Law, Metaphysics

                             BA McGill; PhD MIT; JD Toronto

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85764
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 3145
Website: Personal

My primary teaching and research interests are in philosophy of law and metaphysics. In metaphysics I am interested in questions about essentialism, freewill, and responsibility. In philosophy of law, I am interested in the basis of liability in both criminal and private law. I also have philosophical interests in procreation and parenting.

I am happy to supervise students working in philosophy of law.

Some recent publications 

"Rights, Loss, and Compensation in the Law of Torts," 69 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) (2015): 135-164.

"Reconciling the Principled Approach to Hearsay with the Rule of Law," 65 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) (2014): 145-168.

"Not For the Faint of Heart: Assessing the Status Quo on Adoption and Parental Licensing" (with Carolyn McLeod), in F. Baylis and C. McLeod, eds., Family Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges (Oxford: OUP, 2014): 151-167.