Kyle Johannsen

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Kyle Johannsen is a Canadian philosopher who is the author of a A Conceptual Investigation of Justice (2018) and Wild Animal Ethics (2020). He specialises in animal and environmental ethics, as well as political and social philosophy.[1] He is presently affiliated with Trent University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Queen's University.

Education and career[edit]

Johannesen read for a BA in philosophy with a minor in history at York University from 2003 to 2007, before reading for an MA in philosophy at the same institution from 2007 to 2009. He read for a PhD in philosophy at Queen's University from 2010 to 2015. He took up visiting assistant professorships at Saint Mary's University, Halifax from 2016 to 2017, and then at Trent University from 2017 to 2018. He remained a course instructor at Trent from 2018, and also became a course instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019. In 2020, Johannsen became an adjunct assistant professor at Queen's, as well as a fellow in Animals in Politics, Philosophy, Law, and Ethics (APPLE) at the university.[2]


Johannsen published A Conceptual Investigation of Justice in 2018.[3] It was the subject of a symposium at the Canadian Philosophical Association's 2018 meeting; the presented papers were later published in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review.[4]

Wild Animal Ethics was published in 2020; a symposium was held by APPLE at Queen's University in the same year,[5] with the papers later published in Philosophia.[6] It was reviewed by Thomas Lepeltier in the French-language popular science magazine Sciences Humaines.[7]


  1. ^ "Kyle Johannsen". Routledge. Retrieved 2021-10-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Kyle Johannsen CV". 2021-10-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Recent PhD Kyle Johannsen's new book: A Conceptual Investigation of Justice". Queen's University. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2021-10-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Book Symposium: Kyle Johannsen's A Conceptual Investigation of Justice". Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. 58 (4): 701–778. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  5. ^ "Symposium on Kyle Johannsen's Wild Animal Ethics". APPLE. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-09-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Johannsen, Kyle (2021-09-27). "Defending Wild Animal Ethics". Philosophia: s11406–021–00424-5. doi:10.1007/s11406-021-00424-5. ISSN 0048-3893.
  7. ^ Lepeltier, Thomas (July 2021). "Manipuler les animaux sauvages pour leur bien". Sciences Humaines (in French). Retrieved 12 April 2022.

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