Tracy Isaacs

 Professor - 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: Tracy Isaacs

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.

Recent Publications

Isaacs, Tracy. “Food Insecurity: Dieting as Ideology, as Oppression, and as Privilege,” Oxford Food Ethics Handbook. Editors Anne Barnhill, Mark Budoflson, and Tyler Dogget. New York: Oxford. In press (2017).

Isaacs, Tracy. “Collective Responsibility and Climate Change,” Reflections on Responsibility: Essays in Honor of Peter A. French. Editor Zachary Goldberg (Springer, 2017), pp 101-116.

Isaacs, Tracy. “Collective Responsibility,” Springer Handbook on Responsibility. Editor Ludger Heibrink. Springer. 2016 (German), 2017 (English).

Isaacs, Tracy. “The most good we can do: comments on Peter Singer’s The Most Good You Can Do,” Journal of Global Ethics, Vol. 12, No. 2 (August 2016):154-160.