Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Tracy Isaacs


Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Joint Appointment with Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Action Theory, Ethics, Feminist Ethics
BA, MA Toronto; PhD MIT

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 83043
Office: International and Graduate Affairs Building Room 1N20
Website: Personal

My research focuses on issues of individual and collective responsibility in collective action contexts, collective obligation, ethics more broadly, and feminist ethics. I also work on feminist issues in sport and fitness, food, dieting, and body image.

I am available to supervise PhD projects in any of these areas. Recent supervisions include dissertations on collective responsibility, the ethics of testimony, the role of law in the development of moral agents, a feminist defence of moderate moral intuitionism, and relationally in the context of natural goodness theory.

Some recent publications

Isaacs, Tracy. “Collective Responsibility and Collective Obligation,” Midwest Studies in Philosophy. Volume 38, No. 1 (September 2014): 40-57.
Isaacs, Tracy. “International Criminal Courts and Political Reconciliation,” Criminal Law and Philosophy, January 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s11572-014-9294-5
Isaacs, Tracy.  Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.