Anthony Skelton


Associate Professor
Associate Director, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

History of Ethics, Normative Ethics, Practical Ethics
BA Manitoba; MA Dalhousie; PhD Toronto

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87953
Office: Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB), Room 7178

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.

Recent Publications

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

“Introduction to the Symposium on The Most Good You Can Do”, Journal of Global Ethics 12 (2016), 127-131.

“The Ethical Principles of Effective Altruism”, Journal of Global Ethics 12 (2016), 137-146.

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