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Dr. Todd Calder, Curriculum Vitae

September 29, 2015

todd.calder@smu.ca

https://tccalderdotcom.wordpress.com/

Department of Philosophy

Saint Mary’s University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5826

Areas of Specialization

Ethics, Moral Psychology, and Social Philosophy

Education

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 2003

M.A. Philosophy, University of Calgary, 1996

Honours B.A., Dalhousie University, 1993

Academic Appointments

Acting Graduate Coordinator for Philosophy, January 2015—present

Undergraduate Advisor for Philosophy, January 2015—present

Associate Professor, Saint Mary’s University, September 2015—present

Assistant Professor, Saint Mary’s University, July 2010 – August 2015

Part-time Appointments, Saint Mary’s University, September 2009 – April 2010

Scholar in Residence, Canadian Center for Ethics in Public Affairs, July 2009 – July 2010

Full-Time Sessional Appointment, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary’s University, September 2008 – May 2009

Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria, July 1, 2007 – August 2008

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005-2007

Full-Time Sessional Appointment, University of Victoria, September 2004 – May 2005

Limited Duties Appointments, University of Western Ontario, 2002 – 2004

 

Publications

“Evil Persons,” a review essay, Criminal Justice Ethics (forthcoming)

“Evil and Its Opposite,” Journal of Value Inquiry 49, No. 1-2 (March, 2015): pp. 113-130.

“The Concept of Evil”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2013 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2013/entries/concept-evil/&gt;.

“Is Evil Just Very Wrong,” Philosophical Studies 163, No. 1 (2013): 177-196.

“Shared Responsibility, Global Justice, and Restitution,” Social Theory and Practice 36, No. 2 (April 2010): 263-290.

“The Prevalence of Evil.” In Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness, ed. Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock (Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2009).

“Is the Privation Theory of Evil Dead?” American Philosophical Quarterly 44, No. 4 (Oct., 2007): pp. 371-381.

“Against Consequentialist Theories of Virtue and Vice.” Utilitas 19, No. 2 (June 2007): pp. 201-219.

“Kant and Degrees of Wrongness.” Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (2005): pp. 229-244.

“Evil, Ignorance and the 9/11 Terrorists.” Social Philosophy Today 20 (2004): pp. 53-66.

“The Apparent Banality of Evil.” Journal of Social Philosophy 34, No. 3 (2003): pp. 364-376.

“Towards A Theory of Evil.” In Earth’s Abominations: Philosophical Studies of Evil, ed. Daniel M. Haybron, (New York: Rodopi, 2002).

Reports and Reviews

The Atrocity Paradigm, Claudia Card, Philosophy in Review. (October, 2006).

“A Report on the North American Society for Social Philosophy’s Eighteenth International Social Philosophy Conference 2001,” with Samantha Brennan, Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (2003): pp. 101-107.

 

Work in Progress

“The Concept of Evil,” book length project

“Moral Spectrums: Evil, Wrongdoing, and the Ethics of Care”

“Combating Evil”

“Should We Call ISIS Evil?”

 

Refereed Presentations         

“Combating Evil” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 25, 2014. This paper was presented at a symposium on responding to evil which I organized.

“Dealing With Evil,” Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Conference, Dalhousie University, October 4-5, 2013.

“Evil and Its Opposite.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 27-30, 2013.

“Evil and Its opposite” Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Conference, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, October 12-13, 2012.

“The Components of Evil.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 30 – June 2, 2011.

“Evil Is Qualitatively Distinct From Ordinary Wrongdoing” American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 1-3, 2011.

“A Theory of Evil,” Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Cape Breton, October 15-16, 2010.

“The Need For Evil,” Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Cape Breton, October 16-17, 2009.

“Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution,” American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 17-20, 2008.

“Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution,” panel discussion on collective responsibility at the Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 27-31, 2007.

“Institutional Evil.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, York University, Toronto, Ontario, May 29 – June1, 2006.

“Against Consequentialist Theories of Virtue.” International Society for Utilitarian Studies Conference, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 11-14, 2005.

“Evil Character.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 23-27, 2005.

“Evil Character.” Western Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, October 29-31, 2004.

“Theories of Virtue and Vice. Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, May 29 – June 1, 2004.

“Evil, Privation and Value.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Pasadena, California, March 24-28, 2004.

“The Privation of Augustine’s Account of Evil.” Ontario Philosophical Society Meeting, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, November 8, 2003.

“Evil, Ignorance and the 9/11 Terrorists.” Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, October 24-25, 2003.

“Evil, Ignorance and the 9/11 Terrorists.” Twentieth International Social Philosophy Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, July 17-19, 2003.

“Kant and Degrees of Wrongness.” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 27-30, 2002.

“Kant and Degrees of Wrongness.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, May 24-28, 2002.

“The Apparent Banality of Evil.” 100th Anniversary of the APA: Morality in the 21st Century, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, October 26-28, 2001.

“The Apparent Banality of Evil.” Eighteenth International Social Philosophy Conference, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, July 26-28, 2001.

“The Apparent Banality of Evil.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, May 24-27, 2001.

“Tort Law and Corrective Justice.” Ontario Philosophical Society Meeting, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, October 27-29, 2000.

“Tort Law and Corrective Justice: Between Formalism and Instrumentalism.” Seventeenth International Social Philosophy Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, July 20-23, 2000.

“Evil Acts.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, May 24-27, 2000.

“Towards a Theory of Evil Acts” Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Conference, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, England, March 18-21, 2000.

“Impossible Fictional Worlds.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland, June 1-4, 1997.

Commentaries

Comments on Barry Hoffmaster’s “The Old Paternalism, the New Paternalism, and the Sway of Rational Persuasion,” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, May 30 – June 3, 2015.

Comments on Hallie Liberto’s “Moral Perpendiculars” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 4-7, 2012.

Comments on Leanne Kent’s “Guilt and Tragic Dilemmas.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, June, 2008.

Comments on “Torture and Emergency.” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, York University, Toronto , Ontario, May 29 – June 1, 2006.

Comments on Tom Bittner’s “Punishment for Criminal Attempts.” Western Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, October 29-31, 2004.

Comments on Joseph Millum’s “A Functional Foot.”Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, May 29 – June 1, 2004.

 

Invited Presentations

“Combating Evil,” Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, September 4, 2014.

“Combating Rape Culture,” Presented at CISC’s Rape Culture: A Workshop, Saint Mary’s University, November 1, 2013.

“Evil and Its Opposite,” Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, October 25, 2013.

“Is Evil Just Very Wrong,” Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, June 17, 2011.

“Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution,” Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, Nov. 7, 2008.

“Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution,” Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria, Jan. 9, 2008.

“Against The Privation Theory of Evil” with Taneli Kukkonen. Department of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University, June 9, 2006.

“Against Consequentialist Theories of Virtue and Vice.” Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, March 3, 2005.

“The Privation Theory of Evil.” One-day symposium on topics in the philosophy of religion organized by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of King’s University College and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Western Ontario, February 16, 2004.

 

Media

“Is It Morally Permissible to Lie to Your Children?” CBC Radio interview, Mainstreet, April 6, 2010.

Grants and Awards

Saint Mary’s University New Faculty Grant, 2010-2011.

Social Sciences and Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2007

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2001-2002.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2000-2001.

University of Western Ontario Special University Scholarship, 1998-2001.

Courses Taught

Directed Study: Evil and Monsters, Phil 6686, Winter 2015, Saint Mary’s University

Graduate Seminar, Phil 6610, Winter 2015, Saint Mary’s University

Moral Responsibility, Phil 3474, Winter 2015, saint Mary’s University

Evil, Phil 2304, Winter 2015, Saint Mary’s University

Reality, Thinking, and the Self, Phil 1306, Fall 2014, Saint Mary’s University

Evil, Phil 2304, Fall 2014, Halifax Central Public Library

Sex and Sexuality, Phil 1246, Fall 2014, Saint Mary’s University

Special Topics: Moral Psychology, Phil 4827, Winter 2014, Saint Mary’s University

Ethics, Phil 2302, Fall/Winter 2013-2014, Saint Mary’s University

Sex and Sexuality, Phil 1246, Fall 2013, Saint Mary’s University

Evil, Phil 2304, Fall 2013, Saint Mary’s University

DS: Shared Responsibility and Global Justice, Phil 3880, Summer 2013, Saint Mary’s University

19th Century Existentialism, Phil 3455, Winter 2013, Saint Mary’s University

The Rationalists, Phil 3442, Winter 2013, Saint Mary’s University

Evil , Phil 2304, Fall 2012, Saint Mary’s University

Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 1201, Fall/Winter 2012/2013, Saint Mary’s University

Graduate Seminar DR: Evil and Responsibility, Phil 6685, Fall 2011, Saint Mary’s University

Honours Seminar : Evil and Responsibility, Phil 4501, Fall 2011, Saint Mary’s University

Ethics, Phil 2302, Fall/Winter 2011/2012, Saint Mary’s University

Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 1201, Fall/Winter 2011/2012, Saint Mary’s University

Metaphysics, Phil 3000, Fall/Winter 2010/2011, Saint Mary’s University

Ethics, Phil 2302, Fall/Winter 2010/2011, Saint Mary’s University

Advanced Ethics, Phil 6690, Fall/Winter 2010/2011, Saint Mary’s University

Directed Study: Self-Deception, Phil 3876, Fall 2010, Saint Mary’s University

Philosophy of Language, Phil 3402, Winter 2010, Saint Mary’s University

Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 1201, Fall/Winter 2009/2010, Saint Mary’s University

The Rationalists, Phil 3442, Fall 2009, Saint Mary’s University

Metaphysics, Phil 3000, Fall/Winter 2008/2009, Saint Mary’s University

Advanced Ethics, Phil 6690, Fall/Winter 2008/2009, Saint Mary’s University

Ethics, Phil 2302, Fall/Winter 2008/2009, Saint Mary’s University

19th Century Existentialism, Phil 3455, Fall 2008, Saint Mary’s University

Introduction to Existentialism, Phil 211, Winter 2008, University of Victoria

Topics in Ethics: Evil, Phil 534, Winter 2005, University of Victoria

Contemporary Ethics: Evil, Phil 430, Winter 2005, University of Victoria

Moral Philosophy, Phil 335, Fall/Winter, 2004/2005, University of Victoria

Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 100, Fall/Winter, 2004/2005, University of Victoria

Business Ethics, Phil 162G, Winter, 2004, University of Western Ontario

Philosophy of Death, Phil 153F, Fall, 2003, University of Western Ontario

Environmental Philosophy, Phil 110b, Winter 2003, University of Western Ontario

Philosophy of Death, Phil 153F, Fall, 2002, University of Western Ontario

Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 20E, Fall/Winter, 2000/2001, University of Western Ontario

Introduction to Logic, Phil 131, Fall/Winter, 1999/2000, University of Western Ontario

 

Graduate Supervision

Aaron Richter, M.A. Candidate, thesis: “Evil Character,” 2010-present.

Alyssia Fogarty, M.A. Candidate, thesis: “Sympathy for the Devil,” 2014-present.

Service to the Philosophy Department and to the University

Acting Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Coordinator, Philosophy, January 2015 – Present

Chair, Marshall Lecture in Public Philosophy Committee, January 2012 – January 2015

Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Philosophy, September 2011 – January 2015

Member of the Arts Curriculum Committee, November 2013 – December 2014

Member of the Nominating Committee for Graduate Coordinator of Philosophy, 2012

Curriculum Committee member, Department of Philosophy, 2010-2011

Marshall Lecture Committee member, Department of Philosophy, 2011

Philosophy, Limited-Duties representative on the Faculty of Arts Council, University of Western Ontario, 2003-2004.

Service to the Profession

Representative, Academics Without Borders, 2009-present

Referee for Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, 2014

Referee for Journal of Value Inquiry, 2013

Referee for Criminal Law and Philosophy, 2013

Referee for Philosophical Studies, 2012

Ethics Coordinator, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, 2012

Ethics Coordinator, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, 2011

Referee for the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2003, 2010

Referee for Canadian Philosophical Association Meetings, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006-2008, 2014

Affiliations

Canadian Philosophical Association

American Philosophical Association

Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association

Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics

 

 

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