Biography

elliotrossiterI’m currently a regular probationary faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia. I have previously held the following positions: College Professor (term appointment) in the Department of Philosophy at Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia; Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton; and Sessional Instructor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. I finished my PhD in June 2014 in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario and was a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.  My research primarily concerns ethics and natural philosophy in the early modern period, but I also have interests in contemporary applied ethics, the philosophy of religion, the history and philosophy of science, and the history of philosophy more generally.  The title of my doctoral dissertation is ‘Hypothetical Necessity and the Laws of Nature: John Locke on God’s Legislative Power’.