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Patrick Phillips

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Department of Philosophy

Email: pjjp@yorku.ca


Patrick Phillips began teaching at York University in 1997. He is a three-time teaching award winner. Recipient of the President’s Teaching Award (2003), York’s International Teaching Award (2004) and in 2019 The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Patrick has published on a wide range of topics, his books include: The Challenge of Relativism: Its Nature and Limits (2007) Medieval Animal Trails Justice For All (2013) and Gagging on Profundity: A Collection of Philosophical Humor (2013). Patrick served as Academic Planning Specialist at the Learning Disabilities Program for several years facilitating and advocating for minority students at York. Patrick was also a program director at the Centre for the Support of Teaching, a forerunner of York’s Learning Commons, where he spearheaded initiatives to provide teacher training resources for Graduate Students. In 2018 Patrick was invited to be Berkeley scholar in Residence at the Whitehall Museum in Rhode Island. In 2020 Patrick was elected by is professorial peers to be Liberal and Professional Studies (LAPS) Faculty Council Representative on Senate. Patrick is currently writing a book on post-secondary education in Canada.

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Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 C Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 I Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL1100 3.0 A The Meaning of Life LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 C Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 I Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT


Patrick Phillips began teaching at York University in 1997. He is a three-time teaching award winner. Recipient of the President’s Teaching Award (2003), York’s International Teaching Award (2004) and in 2019 The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Patrick has published on a wide range of topics, his books include: The Challenge of Relativism: Its Nature and Limits (2007) Medieval Animal Trails Justice For All (2013) and Gagging on Profundity: A Collection of Philosophical Humor (2013). Patrick served as Academic Planning Specialist at the Learning Disabilities Program for several years facilitating and advocating for minority students at York. Patrick was also a program director at the Centre for the Support of Teaching, a forerunner of York’s Learning Commons, where he spearheaded initiatives to provide teacher training resources for Graduate Students. In 2018 Patrick was invited to be Berkeley scholar in Residence at the Whitehall Museum in Rhode Island. In 2020 Patrick was elected by is professorial peers to be Liberal and Professional Studies (LAPS) Faculty Council Representative on Senate. Patrick is currently writing a book on post-secondary education in Canada.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 C Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 I Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL1100 3.0 A The Meaning of Life LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 C Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/MODR1760 6.0 I Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT