Faculty

    (seated, l-r): Steven Baldner, Douglas Al-Maini, William Sweet (Chair)
    (standing, l-r) Edward Carty, Louis Groarke, Christopher Byrne, Martin Sastri. Missing from photo, Martin Capstick.

The Department of Philosophy at St. Francis Xavier University is temporarily changing locations. Due to renovations in Nicholson Tower, the department members will be in Lane Hall (1st floor, A side). Please contact the department secretary to determine the exact location of your faculty member.

Marcy Baker, Coady MacNeil 307, mbaker@stfx.ca / phil@stfx.ca, or 902.867.5085


William Sweet (Chair), D.E.A., (Sorbonne, Paris), Ph.D. (Ottawa), S.T.B., D.Ph. (Saint Paul)
Fields of expertise: Political and Legal Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Philosophy, Ethics.

Douglas Al-Maini, Ph.D. (Guelph)
Fields of expertise: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Human Nature.

Steve Baldner, M.S.L. (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Fields of expertise: Mediaeval Philosophy, Thomas Aquinas, Philosophy of Human Nature.

Christopher Byrne, M.A. (Heidelberg), B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Fields of expertise: Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Martin Capstick, Ph.D. (Durham), M.A. (MUN), B.A. (StFX)
Fields of expertise: Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Epistemology, Applied Ethics.

Edward A. Carty, M.A., M.Litt. (Glasgow)
Fields of expertise: Philosophy of Science, Modern Philosophy (1600-1800), Contemporary Anglo-American Philosophy.

Louis F. Groarke, B.A. (Colorado State), M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Fields of expertise: Ethics, Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Argumentation Theory, History of Philosophy, Aristotle.

Martin Sastri, Ph.D. (ABD, Notre Dame)
Fields of expertise: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, History of Platonism, Mystical Theology.