David Hakim 2017-10-11T14:45:41+00:00

Project Description



  • History of Ethics

  • Practical Ethics



Law Student;
Faculty of Law, Western University

David Hakim received his BA and MA in philosophy from Western University. He is currently a second-year student at Western Law. David’s primary philosophical interest is Kant’s ethics and he has a growing interest in professional (esp. legal) ethics.

David’s former research interests focused on interpretations of Kant’s moral theory. David’s research aimed to devise interpretations of Kant’s texts that resolved apparent tensions or contradictions.


Hakim, David (Sept 2017) ‘Kant on Moral Illusion and Appraisal of Others’. Kantian Review, 22, 421-440.

Conference Presentations

‘Kant on Moral Illusion and Appraisal of Others’ – 9th Annual Kant Reading Party. July 2016.

‘Two Kinds of Ends in Themselves in Kant’s Moral Theory’ – Undergraduate Awards Global Summit. November 2015.

‘Libertarian Paternalism and Autonomy’ – Western Student Research Conference. March 2015.

‘Two Kinds of Ends in Themselves’ – University of Windsor 6th Annual Critical Reflections Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. March 2015.

Fall/Winter, 2017-2018 – ‘Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy’. Western University (TA)

Fall/Winter, 2015-2016 – ‘Introduction to Philosophy’. Western University (GTA, Tutorial Leader)