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Dr. Daniel Coren

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Department of Philosophy, University Hall – 314
905-525-9140 ext. 23881
Office Hours:
Mondays 12:30-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm

Dr. Daniel Coren, who teaches ARTSSCI 1BB3 / Argumentation, is Assistant Professor (CLA) in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster. In 2020-21, he will also be teaching PHILOS 4Q03 / Normative Jurisprudence, PHILOS 4003 / Topics in Ethics, and PHILOS 1B03 / Law, Philosophy, and Society (Fall 2020 and Winter 2021).

Dr. Coren has taught philosophy at the university/college level since 2011. He has taught courses in the history of philosophy (ancient Greek and Roman, and early modern), political philosophy, ethical theory (upper level), and other areas. He did his Honours BA (2011) and MA (2013) in Philosophy at McMaster and his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder (2019). His research focuses on historical (especially ancient Greek and Roman) and contemporary discussions of agency and responsibility.

Publications include: “Zooming Irresponsibly Down the Slippery Slope.” Analysis, forthcoming; “Resentment, Parenting, and Strawson’s Compatibilism.” Erkenntnis, forthcoming; “No Problem of Consistent Incompatible Desires: A Reply to Baumann.” Acta Analytica, forthcoming; “Individually Sufficient and Disjunctively Necessary Conditions for Moral Responsibility.” (co-authored with Garry Young) Acta Analytica, forthcoming; “Neither Pardon Nor Blame.” Analytic Philosophy, 2020; “Non-Symmetric Awe: Why It Matters Even If We Don’t.” Philosophia, 2020; “Aristotle on Flight in Birds: Air as an External Resting Point.” Rhizomata (conditional acceptance), 2020; “Aristotle on Motion in Incomplete Animals.” Apeiron, 2020; “Testing for Intrinsic Value.” Inquiry, 2019; “Evaluating Epistemic Virtues.” Synthese, 2019; “Epistemic Conservatism and Bare Beliefs.” Synthese, 2019; “Freedom, Gratitude, and Resentment: Olivi and Strawson.” Res Philosophica 96 (2019): 1-21; “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Asymmetry.” Acta Analytica 33 (2018): 145-159; “On Young’s Version of the Principle of Alternate Possibilities.” Philosophia: The Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 45 (2017): 585-594; Response by G. Young, “A response to Coren’s objections to the principle of alternate possibilities as sufficient but not necessary for moral responsibility.” Philosophia: The Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 45: 1365-1380; “Always Choose to Live or Choose to Always Live.” Southwest Philosophy Review 34 (2018): 89-104; “Anthropocentric Biocentrism in a Hybrid.” Ethics and the Environment, 20/2 (2015): 48-60; “Aristotle against (unqualified) self-motion: Physics VII 1 ?241b35-242a49 / ?241b25-242a15.” Ancient Philosophy; “Making Sense of the Sentence: Aristotle’s EN 1094a18-22.” Journal of Philosophical Research 43 (2018): 205-22; “Why Does Aristotle Defend the Principle of Non-Contradiction Against its Contrary?” The Philosophical Forum 49 (2018) 39-59; Cited in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry entitled “Aristotle on Non-contradiction”; “Aristotle on Self-Change in Plants.” Rhizomata, 2019; [book review} “Aristotle on Political Community.” Ancient Philosophy 38 (2018): 222-225.