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Athabasca University

Dr. Chris McTavish

Academic Co-ordinator, Philosophy



  • Ph.D., Philosophy (Loyola University of Chicago)
  • M.A., Philosophy (University of Alberta)
  • B.A. Honors, Philosophy (University of Alberta)


Chris McTavish has been at Athabasca University (AU) since 2010. He tutors PHIL 255, 335 and 337 and is the co-ordinator for PHIL 254, 255, 334, 335, 337, and 371. He is also the BA Program Representative for AU’s Humanities Program.

Dr. McTavish’s areas of specialization include Kant, Ethics, Phenomenology, and the Philosophy of Film. His current research topics include stoicism in the modern world and the idea of ‘film as philosophy.’ He co-hosts a weekly podcast entitled “Philosophy in Film.”

Updated July 28 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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