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

My primary research interests are in the history, practical applicability and defensibility of utilitarianism, and in the nature of well-being. I have a secondary research interest in bioethics. 

I am happy to supervise dissertations in the history of ethics from Kant onwards, in contemporary normative ethics, including value theory, in meta-ethics, especially in moral epistemology, and in bioethics.

Some recent publications

“Two Conceptions of Children’s Welfare”, Journal of Practical Ethics (forthcoming)

“On Henry Sidgwick’s ‘My Station and its Duties’”, Ethics 125 (2014), 186-191.   

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