Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Anthony Skelton


Associate Professor

Ethics, History of Ethics, Practical Ethics
Associate Director, Rotman Institute of Philosophy
BA Manitoba; MA Dalhousie; PhD Toronto

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87953
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 2131
Website: Personal

2015-2016 Teaching

Selected Publications


Bioethics in Canada, eds., Charles Weijer, Anthony Skelton, and Samantha Brennan (Oxford: University Press, 2013)

Representative Articles:

"Two Conceptions of Children's Welfare”, Journal of Practical Ethics (forthcoming).

Children's Well-being: A Philosophical Analysis”, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-being, ed. Guy Fletcher (London: Routledge, 2015), 366-377.

Utilitarianism, Welfare, Children”, The Nature of Children's Well-being: Theory and Practice, eds. Alexander Bagattini and Colin Macleod (New York: Springer, 2014), 85-103.

On Henry Sidgwick's 'My Station and its Duties'”, Ethics 125 (2014), 586-591.

Ideal Utilitarianism: Rashdall and Moore”, Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing, ed. Thomas Hurka (Oxford: University Press, 2011), 45-65.

 “Henry Sidgwick’s Moral Epistemology”, Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2010), 491-519. (Refereed)

Book Reviews:

Review of J. B. Schneewind Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy, Mind (forthcoming).

Review of David Phillips Sidgwickian Ethics, Journal of Moral Philosophy (forthcoming, 2015).

Review of Terence Irwin The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study. Volume III: From Kant to Rawls, The Philosophical Review 124 (2015), 279-286.

Encyclopedia Entries (short)

"Carritt, E. F.", The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (London: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2016).

Singer, Peter (1946-)”, The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, ed. Michael Gibbons (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 3454-3455.

 “Rashdall, Hastings (1858-1924)”, “Griffin, James (1933-)”, “Ideal Utilitarianism” , “Ross, W. D. (1877-1971)” and “Intuitionism”, Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, eds. James Crimmins (Bristol: Thoemmes/Continuum, 2013).

Rashdall, Hastings”, The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 4325-4329.