Faculty of Law
Social and political philosophy, ethics of public policy, ethics of nationalism, foundations of international ethics politics of language and identity, democracy, citizenship and pluralism
Daniel Weinstock is a full professor at the Faculty of Law, McGill University. Previously a Professor of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal, Daniel Weinstock held Canadian Research Chair on Ethics and Political Philosophy. He was also the director of the Research Centre on Ethics at Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) for many years. He is also a member of Centre d'études ethniques des universités montréalaises (Université de Montréal). Weinstock's research explores the governance of certain types of liberal democracies, and the effects of religious and cultural diversity from an ethical perspective on the political and ethical philosophy of public policy. A graduate of McGill and Oxford (DPhil in philosophy), he studied under Charles Taylor, and at Harvard University, he also studied under John Rawls. He is a prize fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2004), and a recipient of the André-Laurendeau Prize given by the Association canadienne-française pour lavancement des sciences. His areas of expertise include the politics of language and identity, democracy, citizenship, and pluralism. He has published many articles on the ethics of nationalism, problems of justice and stability in multinational states, the foundations of international ethics, and the accommodation of cultural and moral diversity within liberal democratic societies. He has also been an active participant in public policy in Québec, having been a member from 1997 to 1999 of a Ministry of Education working group on religion in public schools, and from 2003 to 2008, the founding director of Quebecs Public Health Ethics Committee. Professor Weinstock holds a DPhil in philosophy (University of Oxford), and an MA in political philosophy and a BA in French literature and political philosophy (McGill University).