Andrew Botterell


Associate Professor
Joint Appointment with Faculty of Law

Philosophy of Law, Metaphysics
BA McGill; PhD MIT; JD Toronto

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext.
Office: Stevenson Hall 4150

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.

Recent publications 


“Parental Licensing and Discrimination” (with C. McLeod). In the Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Childhood and Children. Ed. G. Calder, J. De Wispelaere, and A. Gheaus. New York: Routledge, 2018. pp. 202-212.

"An Anscombean Reference for ‘I’?" (with R. Stainton). In Croatian Journal of Philosophy 18 (3), 2018:343-361.

"Logical Form and the Vernacular Revisited" (with R. Stainton). In Mind and Language 32 (4), 2017:495-522.

"Why Gametes are not Like Enriched Uranium". In Bioethics 30 (9), 2016:741-750.

"Tate & Lyle: Pure Economic Loss and the Modern Tort of Public Nuisance," (with J. Neyers). In Alberta Law Review 53 (4), 2016: 1031-1050.

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