Thomas Hurka

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Thomas Hurka
Born 1952
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic philosophy
Main interests
Moral philosophy
Notable ideas

Thomas Hurka (born 1952) is a Canadian philosopher who holds the Jackman Distinguished Chair in Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto and who taught previously, from 1978 to 2002, at the University of Calgary.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001.[2]

Hurka has published works on a number of topics, including the topics of goodness,[3] virtue,[4] and ethics.[5] He has also studied the ethics of fighting Global Warming.[6]

He received his DPhil from Oxford University.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Thomas Hurka". Philosophy. University of Toronto. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
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  3. ^ Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni (2011), Personal Value, Oxford University Press, p. 96, ISBN 978-0-19-960378-7
  4. ^ Battaly, Heather (2011), Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic, John Wiley & Sons, p. 75, ISBN 978-1-4443-5193-4
  5. ^ Govier, Trudy (2009), A Practical Study of Argument, Cengage Learning, p. 354, ISBN 978-0-495-60340-5
  6. ^ Coward, Harold G. (1993), Ethics & climate change: the greenhouse effect, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, p. 7, ISBN 978-0-88920-233-7

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