Anthony Skelton


Associate Professor
Acting 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 moral philosophy and its history. I have written on Sidgwick and related figures, the nature of well-being, and, more recently, achievement and adolescent consent.

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

Recent Publications

"Achievement and Enhancement" (with Lisa Forsberg), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming).

 "Late Utilitarian Moral Theory and Its Development: Sidgwick, Moore," in A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, edited by John Shand (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019) 281-310.

 "Children and Well-being," in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, edited by Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder, and Jurgen De Wispelaere (London: Routledge, 2018), 90-100.