of Windsor

Dept. of Philosophy

Dr. Philip Rose, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor. 


Dr. Rose specializes in Environmental Philosophy with particular emphasis on environmental ethics, metaphysics, the philosophy of nature, and the philosophy of technology.  His current research is aimed at developing a more Speculative approach to Environmental Philosophy that builds upon the work of C.S Peirce and A.N. Whitehead.  Some of the important speculative themes covered by Dr. Rose’s research include: the nature of space and time, the nature and role of efficient and final causation, the ontological status of natural kinds, and the nature of normativity as such.  Drawing heavily upon both the Anglo-American and Continental traditions, Dr. Rose’s long term project involves the systematic application of his speculative work in such important fields as the philosophy of nature, the philosophy of the self, argumentation and reasoning, the philosophy of technology, aesthetics, and ethics.  Dr. Rose received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University at Kingston.

Dr. Rose’s recent courses include: Graduate Seminar (Topics in Environmental Philosophy); Theories of Nature; Environmental Ethics; Technology, Human Values and the Environment; Metaphysics; Recent American Philosophy; Empiricism.

Recent Publications

On Whitehead, Wadsworth Publishing, 2002.
"Nicholas of Cusa: Human Nature and the Image of God", The Dalhousie Review, 82.1, Spring 2002.
"Whitehead and the Dualism of Mind and Nature", Process Studies, Vol. 21, No. v, Winter, 1992.
"Philosophy, Myth, and the "Significance" of Speculative Thought", Metaphilosophy, Vol 38, No. 5, Oct. 2007.
"Relational Creativity and the Symmetry of Freedom and Nature", Cosmos and History, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2005.


Contact Information


Office: CHN 2175

Office hours: Mon. and Wed. 11:00-12:00, or by appointment

Telephone: 253 3000 x2314


Fall Courses


  • Technology, Human Values, and the Environment (34-228)

  • Metaphysics (34-250)

  • Rationalists (34-274)


Winter Courses


  • On Sabitical

  • No courses taught this term





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