Major in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy Major


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Christopher A. Riddle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

C A Riddle
Phone: (315) 792-3759
Office: 254 White Hall


Chris Riddle received his Ph.D. from Queen's University at Kingston. He specializes in Applied Ethics (especially philosophical issues arising from the experience of disability) and Social & Political Philosophy (especially the Capabilities Approach).

He has conducted research at the Swiss Paraplegic Research Institute in Nottwil, Switzerland and has also advised for numerous national and international institutions, some of which include Health Canada, The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, The National Disability Authority of Ireland, and The International Development Committee of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities. In 2016 he was a visiting researcher at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland.

He has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Social Philosophy; the American Journal of Bioethics; Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy; Essays in Philosophy; Topoi; and Disability Studies Quarterly.

He is also the author of Disability & Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice (Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) , Human Rights, Disability, & Capabilties (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), and the editor of From Disability Theory to Practice (Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).


Christopher A. Riddle
, Ph.D.

Department Chair

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