Eric  Shoemaker


BA University of Toronto, MA University of Toronto


I am primarily interested in branches of philosophy to do with normativity, specifically political theory, ethics, jurisprudence, and practical reason. The philosophers I find most intriguing are Christine Korsgaard, Derek Parfit, Marx, Rawls, Burke, Hobbes, and Machiavelli. In my undergraduate degree at U of T I had a specialist in philosophy, and a major in political science. I became interested in philosophy in the last year of high school, when a stoner friend of mine encouraged me to read The Groundwork of The Metaphysics of Morals by Kant, and have been interested in politics since the 2006 Canadian federal election.

Research Interests:  
Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law