Christopher Shirreff 2017-09-12T13:48:09+00:00

Project Description

RESEARCH AREAS:

  • Metaethics

  • Normative Ethics

CONTACT:

CHRISTOPHER SHIRREFF

Doctoral Student;
Department of Philosophy, Western University

Christopher Shirreff is a doctoral student at Western University, working primarily on metaethics. His research focuses on the relationship between scientific and philosophical research into ethical questions. In particular, he is interested in the ways in which moral philosophers make use of scientific studies and conclusions when doing philosophical work on ethics, and how neuroscience and psychology can help to further philosophical debates. Related to this, he also has a broader interest in the methodology of philosophical examinations of moral matters, and how scientific research can fit into this methodology.

Western University

Instructor for Philosophy 2073, ‘Death.’ Sept-Dec 2012. Supervisor: Samantha Brennan.

Teaching Assistant for Philosophy 1200, ‘Critical Thinking.’ Sept 2011-Apr 2012. Supervisor: Eric Desjardins.

Teaching Assistant for Philosophy 1022E, ‘Advanced Introduction to Philosophy.’ Sept 2010-Apr 2011. Supervisors: Samantha Brennan and John Nicholas.

University of Toronto

Grader for Philosophy 245, ‘Modern Symbolic Logic.’ University of Toronto at Mississauga. Sept-Dec 2009. Supervisor: Jacqueline Brunning.

Grader for Philosophy 247, ‘Critical Thinking.’ University of Toronto at Mississauga. May-June 2009. Supervisor: Jacqueline Brunning.

Grader for Philosophy 245, ‘Modern Symbolic Logic.’ University of Toronto at Mississauga. Jan-Apr 2009. Supervisor: Jacqueline Brunning.

Grader for Philosophy B07, ‘Happiness and Freedom.’ University of Toronto at Scarborough. Sept-Dec 2008. Supervisor: Victoria Burke.

Tutorial Leader for Philosophy 245, ‘Modern Symbolic Logic.’ University of Toronto at Mississauga. Jan-Apr 2008. Supervisor: Jacqueline Brunning.