Curriculum Vitae

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  • Mary D. Renaud


  • PhD student in Philosophy, Brown University (2013-present)
  • M.A., Philosophy, Carleton University (with distinction; nominated for Senate Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work (Master’s); 2011-present)
  • B.A. Honours, Philosophy, Carleton University (with highest honours; 2009-2011)
  • Psychology, Carleton University (part-time; 2001-2006)
  • Social Sciences, Champlain Regional College (1995-1998)


  • Teaching Assistant, ‘The Place of Persons', Department of Philosophy, Brown University (2016)
  • Teaching Assistant, ’The Meanig of Life', Department of Philosophy, Brown University (2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, ‘Early Modern Philosophy', Department of Philosophy, Brown University (2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, ‘Logic', Department of Philosophy, Brown University (2014)
  • Intern, Centre on Values and Ethics, Carleton University (2010-2013)
  • Teaching Assistant, 'History of Ethics', Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2013)
  • Research Assistant, 'Ancient Philosophy' (Translation), Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2011-2013)
  • Teaching Assistant, 'Symbolic Logic', Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2012)
  • Instructor, Enrichment Mini-Course Program, 25 hours, Carleton University (2012)
  • Teaching Assistant, 'Environmental Ethics', Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2012)
  • Research Assistant, 'Moral Psychology', Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2011-2012)
  • Teaching Assistant, 'Language and Communication', Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2011)
  • Teaching Assistant, 'Theoretical Philosophy', Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2010)

Academic Honours

  • 2013 -- Nominated for Senate Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work (Master’s)
  • 2012-2013 -- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC; Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship)
  • 2012-2013 -- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Awarded but declined)
  • 2011-2012  -- Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2010-2011 -- Carol Shields Scholarship
  • 2009-2011 -- Dean's Honour List, Carleton University


  • "An Account of Moral Responsibility Consistent with the Denial of Free Will"
    4th Annual Centre on Values and Ethics Graduate Conference; March 10-11, 2012
  • "Righteous Anger in Theravāda and Mahāyāna Buddhism"
    Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, 47th Annual Conference; October 1-4, 2015

Academic Committees and Societies

  • Centre on Values and Ethics, Carleton University (2010-2013)
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (2010-2011)
  • Departmental Student Representative, Philosophy, Carleton Academic Student Government, Carleton University (2010-2011)
  • Vice-President, Communications, Carleton University Philosophy Society (2010-2011)

Research Interests

Primary Interests

  • Theoretical Ethics (Metaethics and Normative Ethics)
    • Moral responsibility
    • Moral epistemology
    • Non-natural moral realism
    • Reasons externalism and non-fundamentalism about reasons

Secondary Interests

  • Metaphysics
    • Philosophy of Action
    • Monism
    • Personal identity and personhood
  • Buddhist Philosophy
    • esp. Theravada Buddhist meta- and normative ethics, and the related metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
    • Conditionals
    • The semantics-pragmatics boundary and formal logic
  • Formal and Informal Logic

Other Areas of Interests

  • Applied Ethics
    • Ethics of education
    • Communication Ethics (media, propaganda, education, media literacy)
    • Consumer ethics (consumer responsibilities, regulatory responsibilities, environmental considerations, “dollar voting”)
  • Moral Psychology
    • Moral development

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© Mary Renaud 2016