Todd Calder

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts
Philosophy

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Ethics, Social Philosophy, and Moral Psychology

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 2003
M.A., Philosophy, University of Calgary, 1996
B.A., Honours Philosophy , Dalhousie University, 1993

Academic Work Experience

2010 - Present, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary’s University
2009 - 2010, Part-time Appointments, Saint Mary’s University
2009 - 2010, Scholar in Residence, Canadian Center for Ethics in Public Affairs
2008 - 2009, Full-Time Sessional Appointment, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary’s University
2007 - 2008, Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria
2005 - 2007, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin
2004 - 2005, Full-Time Sessional Appointment, University of Victoria
2002 - 2004, Limited Duties Appointments, University of Western Ontario

Membership

2015 - Present, Canadian Philosophical Association
2015 - Present, American Philosophical Association
2015 - Present, Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association
2015 - Present, Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics

Honours

Social Sciences and Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 2005
Ontario Graduate Scholarship - 2001
Ontario Graduate Scholarship - 2000
University of Western Ontario Special University Scholarship University of Western Ontario - 1998

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2008/01 - 2014/02, Courses Taught at Saint Mary's University
2003/03 - 2007/02, Courses Taught at University of Victoria
1999/01 - 1999/03, Courses Taught at University of Western Ontario

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Calder Todd. (2006)"The Atrocity Paradigm, Claudia Card", The Atrocity Paradigm, Philosophy in Review

Book Chapters

Calder Todd. (2009). "The Prevalence of Evil", Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness
Calder Todd. (2002). "Towards A Theory of Evil", Earth’s Abominations: Philosophical Studies of Evil

Journal Articles

Calder Todd. "Evil and Its Opposite", Journal of Value Inquiry 49:1-2 (Winter - 2015), 113-130
Calder Todd. "The Concept of Evil", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter - 2013)
Calder Todd. "Is Evil Just Very Wrong", Philosophical Studies 163:1 (Spring - 2013), 177-196
Calder Todd. "Shared Responsibility, Global Justice, and Restitution", Social Theory and Practice 36:2 (Spring - 2010), 263-290
Calder Todd. "Is the Privation Theory of Evil Dead", American Philosophical Quarterly 44:4 (Fall - 2007), 371-381
Calder Todd. "Against Consequentialist Theories of Virtue and Vice", Utilitas 19:2 (Spring - 2007), 201-219
Calder Todd. "Kant and Degrees of Wrongness", Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (Spring - 2005), 229-244
Calder Todd. "Evil, Ignorance and the 9/11 Terrorists", Social Philosophy Today 20 (Spring - 2004), 53-66
Calder Todd. "The Apparent Banality of Evil", Journal of Social Philosophy 34:4 (Spring - 2003), 364-376
Calder Todd, Brennan Samantha. "A Report on the North American Society for Social Philosophy’s Eighteenth International Social Philosophy Conference 2001", Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (Spring - 2001), 101-107

Presentation

Calder Todd. "Comments on Barry Hoffmaster’s “The Old Paternalism, the New Paternalism, and the Sway of Rational Persuasion.”", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2015)
Calder Todd. "Combating Evil", Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University (Fall - 2014)
Calder Todd. "Combating Evil", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2014)
Calder Todd. "Evil and Its Opposite", Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University (Fall - 2013)
Calder Todd. "Combating Rape Culture", Presented at CISC’s Rape Culture: A Workshop, Saint Mary’s University (Fall - 2013)
Calder Todd. "Evil and Its Opposite", American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Winter - 2013)
Calder Todd. "Dealing With Evil", Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Conference (Fall - 2013)
Calder Todd. "Comments on Hallie Liberto’s “Moral Perpendiculars”", American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Spring - 2012)
Calder Todd. "Evil and Its opposite", Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Conference (Fall - 2012)
Calder Todd. "Is Evil Just Very Wrong", Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University (Spring - 2011)
Calder Todd. "Evil Is Qualitatively Distinct From Ordinary Wrongdoing", American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting (Spring - 2011)
Calder Todd. "The Components of Evil", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2011)
Calder Todd. "A Theory of Evil", Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Meeting (Fall - 2010)
Calder Todd. "The Need For Evil", Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Meeting (Fall - 2009)
Calder Todd. "Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution", Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria (Winter - 2008)
Calder Todd. "Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution", Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University (Fall - 2008)
Calder Todd. "Comments on Leanne Kent’s “Guilt and Tragic Dilemmas.”", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2008)
Calder Todd. "Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution", American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting (Spring - 2008)
Calder Todd. "Shared Responsibility, Structural Injustice and Restitution", panel discussion on collective responsibility at the Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2007)
Calder Todd, Kukkonen Taneli. "Against The Privation Theory of Evil", Department of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University (Spring - 2006)
Calder Todd. "Comments on “Torture and Emergency.”", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2006)
Calder Todd. "Institutional Evil", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2006)
Calder Todd. "Against Consequentialist Theories of Virtue and Vice", Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series (Winter - 2005)
Calder Todd. "Evil Character", American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Winter - 2005)
Calder Todd. "Against Consequentialist Theories of Virtue", International Society for Utilitarian Studies Conference (Summer - 2005)
Calder Todd. "The Privation Theory of Evil", One-day symposium on topics in the philosophy of religion organized by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of King’s University College and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Western Ontario (Winter - 2004)
Calder Todd. "Comments on Joseph Millum’s “A Functional Foot.”", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2004)
Calder Todd. "Comments on Tom Bittner’s “Punishment for Criminal Attempts.”", Western Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Fall - 2004)
Calder Todd. "Evil, Privation and Value", American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Winter - 2004)
Calder Todd. "Theories of Virtue and Vice", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2004)
Calder Todd. "Evil Character", Western Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Fall - 2004)
Calder Todd. "Evil, Ignorance and the 9/11 Terrorists", Twentieth International Social Philosophy Conference (Summer - 2003)
Calder Todd. "Evil, Ignorance and the 9/11 Terrorists", Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association Meeting (Fall - 2003)
Calder Todd. "The Privation of Augustine’s Account of Evil", Ontario Philosophical Society Meeting (Fall - 2003)
Calder Todd. "Kant and Degrees of Wrongness", American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting (Winter - 2002)
Calder Todd. "The Apparent Banality of Evil", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2001)
Calder Todd. "The Apparent Banality of Evil", Eighteenth International Social Philosophy Conference (Spring - 2001)
Calder Todd. "Kant and Degrees of Wrongness", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Fall - 2001)
Calder Todd. "Towards a Theory of Evil Acts", Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Conference (Winter - 2000)
Calder Todd. "Evil Acts", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 2000)
Calder Todd. "Tort Law and Corrective Justice: Between Formalism and Instrumentalism", Seventeenth International Social Philosophy Conference (Spring - 2000)
Calder Todd. "Tort Law and Corrective Justice", Ontario Philosophical Society Meeting (Fall - 2000)
Calder Todd. "Impossible Fictional Worlds", Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting (Spring - 1997)

Service: Institutional Committees

Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Coordinator, 2014/02 - None (348)
Member of the Arts Curriculum Committee, 2013/01 - 2013/02 (Member)
Member of the Nominating Committee for Graduate Coordinator of Philosophy, 2011/03 - 2011/03 (Member)
Chair, Marshall Lecture in Public Philosophy Committee, 2011/02 - 2014/02 (Chair)
Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Philosophy, 2011/01 - 2014/02 (Chair)
Marshall Lecture Committee member, 2010/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
Curriculum Committee member, 2009/03 - 2010/03 (353)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Referee, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting 2013/03 - 2013/03
Referee, Journal of Value Inquiry 2012/03 - 2012/03
Referee, Criminal Law and Philosophy 2012/03 - 2012/03
Referee , Philosophical Studies 2011/03 - 2011/03
Ethics Coordinator, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, 2012 2011/03 - 2011/03
Ethics Coordinator, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, 2011 2010/03 - 2010/03
Referee, Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2009/03 - 2009/03
Representative, Academics Without Borders 2008/03 - Present
Referee, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting 2005/03 - 2007/03
Referee, Canadian Philosophical Association Meetings 2003/03 - 2003/03
Referee, Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2002/03 - 2002/03
Referee, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting 2001/03 - 2001/03
Referee, Canadian Philosophical Association Meetings 1996/03 - 1996/03