Rachel Haliburton - Full Professor

CHAIR - DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHYRachel Haliburton
Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext.302
E-mail: rhaliburton@usudbury.ca

Education
  • B.A. (Honours), Dalhousie University
  • M.A. Philosophy, Queen's University
  • PhD. Philosophy, Queen's University
Areas of Specialization
  • Bioethics, Modern Philosophy
Courses taught
  • PHIL 1105 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2345 Bioethics: Human Life Issues
  • PHIL 2525 Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 2726 Media Ethics
  • PHIL 2876 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 3545 Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 4405 20th Century Moral, Political, Social and Legal Theory
Areas of research interest
  • Media Ethics
Recent Publications
      MONOGRAPHS
    • Bioethics In Canada: A Philosophical Introduction (with Dr. Carol Collier). Canadian Scholar’s Press, 2011.
    • Philosophy and the Situated Self: A Challenge To Bioethics. Lexington Books, 2013
    • Bioethics In Canada, Second edition (with Dr. Carol Collier). Canadian Scholar’s Press, 2015.
    • The Ethical Detective: Moral Philosophy and Detective Fiction, Lexington Books, 2018.
      PEER REVIEW
    • “Sustaining Mining in a Developed World: Shifting the Paradigm” (with V.N. Kazakidis, S. Moutsatsos, N. Vagenas). Int. Conf. on Sustainable Development Indicators in the Mineral Industries, SDIMI, May 21-23, 2004, Milos, Greece, pp. 67-72.
    • “Les paradoxes de l’instrumentalite: la philosophie peut-elle survivre a son utilite?,” Les Cahiers Fernand Dumont, No. 2, Automne 2012. (With Dr. Carol Collier).
    • “Can You Touch Someone’s Body With Your Mind?, in Leonard Cohen and Philosophy, edited by Jason Holt. Open Court, 2014.
    • “Thinking About The End Of Life In Teleological Terms”, Diametros 45 (2015): 1-18. Doi: 10.13153/diam.45.2015.793 (With Dr. Paolo Biondi)
    • “Polemical Note: Can It Be Unethical To Provide Nutrition and Hydration to Patients With Advanced Dementia?,” in Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy. Diametros 50 (December 2016.)
    • “The Expressive-Collaborative Construction of Morality in Canadian Detective Fiction,” Clues: A Journal Of detection, Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 2019.
        MONOGRAPH UNDER CONTRACT

    • The Ethical Detective: Moral Philosophy and Detective Fiction, Lexington Books. This book is expected to be released in 2018.
    OTHER PUBLICATIONS
  • “Are Students The canaries In Our Coal Mines?”, 10th April, 2019.
  • “Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Child’s Place In University,” 20th March, 2019.
  • “Five Reasons To Tax The Rich (#5), The Cape Breton Spectator, 13th February, 2019.
  • “Five Reasons To Tax The Rich (#4),” The Cape Breton Spectator, 20th January, 2019.
  • “Five Reasons To Tax The Rich (#3),” The Cape Breton Spectator, 12th December, 2018.
  • “Five Reasons To Tax The Rich (#2),” The Cape Breton Spectator, 21st November, 2018.
  • “Five Reasons To Tax The Rich (#1),” The Cape Breton Spectator, 17th October, 2018.
  • “Ethical Assertions vs. Statements of Fact,” The Cape Breton Spectator, 19th September, 2018.
  • “Ethical Shopping: Spending Money, Making Change,” The Cape Breton Spectator, 25th July, 2018.
  • “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra,” The Cape Breton Spectator, 20th June, 2018.
  • “Moral Superiority At The Gym,” The Cape Breton Spectator, 16th May, 2018.
  • “Should I Become Immortal?”, The Cape Breton Spectator, April 11th, 2018.
  • “Taking Cartesian Dualism Too Far?”, The Cape Breton Spectator, March 14th, 2018.
  • “Ideas You Didn’t Know You Had: Who Are You?”, The Cape Breton Spectator, February 14th, 2018.
  • “Why Feeling Is Not An Argument,” The Cape Breton Spectator, January 10th, 2018.
  • “Would You Eat Your Cat?,” The Cape Breton Spectator, Decmber 6th, 2017.
  • “Our Animal Companions,” The Cape Breton Spectator, November 15, 2017.
  • “Ally, Role Model, Indifferent or Dementor?,” The Cape Breton Spectator, October 11, 2017.
  • “Just Like Riding A Bike?,” The Cape Breton Spectator, September 20, 2017.
  • “Thinking and Feeling,” The Cape Breton Spectator, August 2, 2017.
  • “Rawls, Hobbes, & the Zombie Aocalypse,” The Cape Breton Spectator, July 12, 2017.
  • “Would You Kill The Fat Man?,” The Cape Breton Spectator, May 31st, 2017.
  • “Zombie As Allegory,” The Cape Breton Spectator, April 26th, 2017.
  • “Murder Mysteries & Moral Imagination,” The Cape Breton Spectator, March 29th, 2017.
  • “Detectives, Spies, Zombies, & Ethics,” The Cape Breton Spectator, March 1st, 2017.
  • “Transparency (Part II),” The Cape Breton Spectator, February 8th, 2017.
  • “Transparency (Part I),” The Cape Breton Spectator, January 25th, 2017.
  • “This Looks Like A Job For Socrates!,” The Cape Breton Spectator, December 14th, 2016.
  • “Taxpayers or Citizens?,” The Cape Breton Spectator, November 2nd, 2016.
  • “Public versus Private,” The Cape Breton Spectator, October 12th, 2016.