Dr. Ann Ward
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Politics and International Studies
B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Brock), Ph.D. (Fordham)
Office: CM 312
Phone: (306) 359-1264
Fax: (306) 359-1200
The history of political philosophy, particularly the ancient political philosophy of Herodotus, Plato and Aristotle, as well as 19th century political thought, feminist philosophy, and American and Canadian political theory.
Herodotus and the Philosophy of Empire, Baylor University Press, (2008).
Socrates and Dionysus: Philosophy and Art in Dialogue. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2013).
Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine and Michael Zuckert, co-edited with Lee Ward. North Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press (2013).
Matter and Form: From Natural Science to Political Philosophy, edited volume, Lexington Books (2009).
Socrates: Reason or Unreason as the Foundation of European Identity,edited volume, Cambridge Scholars Press (2007).
"Philosophy and akrasia in Aristotle's Ethics." Perspectives on Political Science (forthcoming).
“Generosity and Inequality in Aristotle’s Ethics.” POLIS: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 28/2 (2011): 267-278.
"Friendship and Politics in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics." European Journal of Political Theory 10/4 (2011).
"Justice as Economics in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics." Canadian Political Science Review 4/1 (2010): 1-11.
"Mothering and the Sacrifice of Self: Women and Friendship in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics," in thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture 7/2 (Winter 2008): 32-57.
"Self-reflection, Egyptian beliefs, the Scythians and 'Greek ideas':Reconsidering Greeks and Barbarians in Herodotus." The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, (February 2006): 1-19.
"Lament for a Pre-Modern Nation" George Grant and Michael Byers on Canadian Identity. David McGrane and Neil Hibbert eds. Contemporary Canadian Political Theory. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (forthcoming 2016).
"Art and the Voice of the Cosmos in Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy." In Ann Ward, ed., Socrates and Dionysus: Philosophy and Art in Dialogue. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 124-137.
"The Complexity of Divine Speech and the Quest for the Ideas in Plato's Euthyphro," in Ann Ward and Lee Wards eds. Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine and Michael Zuckert. North Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press (forthcoming).
"The Immortality of the Soul and the Origin of the Cosmos in Plato's Phaedo," in Matter and Form: From Natural Science to Political Philosophy, edited by Ann Ward, Lexington Books (2009).
"Montesquieu on Federalism and the Problem of Liberty in the International System," co-authored with David Fott, in Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism, edited by Ann Ward and Lee Ward, Ashgate Publishing Limited, (July 2009).
"Nascent Federalism and its Limits in Ancient Greece: Herodotus and Thucydides," co-authored with Sara MacDonald, in Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism, edited by Ann Ward and Lee Ward, Ashgate Publishing Limited, (July 2009).
"Socratic Irony and Platonic Ideas? Kierkegaard's 'Critique' of Socrates in The Concept of Irony," in Socrates: Reason or Unreason as the Foundation of European Identity, edited by Ann Ward, Cambridge Scholars Press, (2007).
"Abraham, Agnes and Socrates: Love and History in Kierkegaard's Fear Trembling," in Love and Friendship: Rethinking Politics and Affection in Modern Times, edited by Eduardo Velasquez (Lexington Books, 2003).
Current Scholarly Projects
I am currently working on a book length manuscript on Aristotelian ethics, The Journey of Philosophy: Exploring Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.