Ray Aldred | Philosopher at Large
Curriculum Vitae of
 
Raymond W. Aldred
 
Philosophy Department
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC, Canada
H3A 2T7
 
AOS:
 
Philosophy of Disability
Philosophy of Sex and Love
Philosophy of Mind
Neurophilosophy
Neuroethics
Ethics (Bioethics)
Epistemology
 
AOC:
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Religion
 
Education
 
Ph.D. candidate in Pilosophy, McGill University, (current)

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2013

B.A. (honors – first class) in Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2011
 
 
Academic Achievements and Awards
 
  • Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, September 1, 2015 
  • Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, September 1, 2014 
  • Philosophy Graduate Award, September 1, 2014
  • Dow Hickson Scholarship, September 1, 2013 - March 2014
  • Graduate Excellence Award in Philosophy, September 1, 2013
  • Graduate Excellence Award in Philosophy, September 1, 2013
  • MacDonald Philosophy Award, September 1, 2013
  • Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship, March, 2013
  • Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, September May 2012 - April 2013
  • Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, September 2011 - April 2012
  • First Class Honors, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary

Academic Experience:
 
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, fall 2017: Biomedical Ethics. (Prof. Iwao Hirose)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, spring 2017: Introduction to Deductive Logic. (David Gaber)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, winter 2017: Contemporary Moral Issues. (Prof. Kristin Voigt)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, fall 2016: Biomedical Ethics. (Prof. Iwao Hirose)
  • Lecturer, McGill University, spring 2016: Introduction to Deductive Logic.
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, winter 2016: Contemporary Moral Issues. (Prof. Dominic Martin)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, fall 2015: Introduction to Deductive Logic. (Prof. Michael Hallett)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, winter 2015: Contemporary Moral Issues. (Prof. Kristin Voigt)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, fall 2014: Biomedical Ethics. (Prof. Iwao Hirose)
  • Teaching Assistant, McGill University, fall 2013: Introduction to Moral Philosophy 1. (Prof. Sarah Stroud)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary, winter 2011 - 2012: Morality, Virtue and Society. (Prof Ann Levey)
  • Research, Masters Thesis, University of Calgary, fall 2011 - fall 2013.

Advisor: Professor Walter Glannon
Project: Broadening the Boundaries of Agency: Cognitive Disability, Agency, and Autonomy

  • Research, Honours Thesis, University of Calgary, fall 2009 - winter 2011
 
Advisor: Professor Elizabeth Brake
Project: On Disability and the Body: Bringing the Body Back into Social Models of Disabilities
 
 
Graduate Coursework
 
  • McGill University; Seminar: Philosophy of Law (Hate Speech), (Professor Natalie Stoljar) 
  • McGill University; Seminar: Ethics (Egalitarianism), fall 2014 (Professor Iwao Hirose)
  • McGill University; Seminar: 18th Century Philosophy (Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals), fall 2014 (Professor Alison Laywin)
  • McGill University; Guided Research in Ancient Philosophy (Reason and Desire in Aristotle, Stoicism, and Epicureanism), winter 2014 (Professor Gaelle Fiasse)
  • McGill University; Seminar in Political Theory, winter 2014 (Professor Greg Mikkelson)
  • McGill University; Seminar in Metaphysics, winter 2014 (Professor David Davies)
  • McGill University; Seminar in Epistemology, fall 2013 (Professor Michael Blome-Tillman)
  • University of Calgary; Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness, fall 2012 (Professor Walter Glannon)
  • University of Calgary; Topics in Philosophy of Science: Natural Kinds and Scientific Classification, winter 2012 (Professor Marc Ereshefsky)
  • University of Calgary; Topics in the History of Philosophy: Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality, University of Calgary, fall 2011 (Professor Mark Migotti)
  • University of Calgary; Topics in Social and Political Philosophy: Feminist Political Thought, winter 2012 (Professor Ann Levey)
  • University of Calgary; Topics in Ethics: Failure in Moral Philosophy, fall 2011 (Professor David G. Dick)
 
Professional Academic Presentations
 
Paper Presentations and Guest Lectures Given:
 
  • "Rethinking care, intimacy, and Sexual Citizenship With Disability in Mind", American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 2016.
  • "Indigenous Experiences in the Academy", Resurgence, Reconciliation, & Revitalization Conference , McGill University, March 19, 2016. 
  • "Cognitive Science - Neuroscience Academic Day", Panel at McGill University, March 13, 2016. 
  • "What can philosophers of love learn from trauma? Prolegomena to future theories of romantic love", McGill Workshop Series, March 11, 2016.
  • “Thinking About Sex, Body, and Pleasure With Disability in Mind”, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2015.
  • “Extended Mind, Extended Agents? On Cognitive Disability, Agency, and Extended Mind Theories”, McGill Workshop Series, April 25, 2014.
  • “Sex Laws and Outlaws: Disability, Sex Work, and Enhancing the Citizenship of Sexual Outlaws”, 3rd Global Conference of Sex and the State, October 17, 2014.
  • “Disability, Sexual Oppression, and Sexual Work”, Desiree Alliance Annual Conference, July, 2013.
  • “Ableism and the Schooling of Bodies”, Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, October , 2012.
  •  “Thinking about Disability”, Guest Lecture for Sociology 365, University of Calgary, 2009.
  • “Subject Sensitive Invariantism and Evil:  A Pragmatic Reply to the Problem of Evil”, Prairie Provinces Undergraduate Philosophy Association Conference, 2007.

Professional Memberships
 
  • Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Canadian Bioethics Society
  • Society for Philosophy of Disability
  • The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love
  • The International Neuroethics Society