Rachel Haliburton - Full Professor

Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext.302
E-mail: rhaliburton@usudbury.ca

  • 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
    • 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.
    • “Richard Rorty and the Problem of Cruelty”, in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 23 (1), 1997, pp. 49-49.
    • “The Mining Engineer, Moral Luck, and Professional Accountability” (with Vassilios Kazakidis), in Science and Engineering Ethics, 1998, Vol. 4, No 4, pp. 437-456.
    • “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)
    • “The Ethics of Murder: The Expressive-Collaborative Construction of Morality In A Canadian Context” (prepared for the edited collection, The Matter Of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media, Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
    • The Ethical Detective: Moral Philosophy and Detective Fiction, Lexington Books. This book is expected to be released in 2018.
    • Christine T. Sistare, ed. Civility and Its Discontents: Civic Virtue, Toleration, and Cultural Fragmentation in Philosophy In Review, Volume XXV, No. 5, October, 2005
  • “Cell Today, Clone Tomorrow?,” in Thinking About Values, ed. Noël Simard, University of Sudbury Ethics Project, 1999, pp.10-13.
  • “What Is News?”, in Thinking About Values, ed. NoëL Simard, University of Sudbury Ethics Project, 1999, pp. 14-15.
  • “World Isn’t As Clear-Cut As In Children’s Book”, in Thinking About Values, ed. Noël Simard, University of Sudbury Ethics Project, pp. 43-45.
  • “Genetic Maps Offer Many Destinations”, in Thinking About Values”, ed. Noël Simard, University of Sudbury Ethics Project, 1999.
  • “We Don’t Know Enough About What We Eat”, Sudbury Star, July 3rd, 1999.
  • “Human Egg Sale Raises Serious Moral Issues”, Sudbury Star, November 13th, 1999.
  • “How We Live Helps Define Who We Are”, Sudbury Star, December 11th, 1999.
  • «Les choix du temps des Fêtes», Le Voyageur, le 12 janvier, 2000.
  • “Magazine Reflects Our Society’s Selfish Attitudes”, Sudbury Star, April 15th, 2000.
  • “Media Events Reveal Much About Our Values”, Sudbury Star, March 10th, 2001.
  • «Comment se mesure le succes?», Le Voyageur, Le 7 mars 2001.
  • «Comment se mesure le success?», L’Express, Semaine du 10 au 16 avril 2001.