I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. Before coming to McGill, I was a Research Assistant Professor in Philosophy at UNC-Chapel Hill and Core Faculty in the UNC/Duke Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Prior to that, I completed a PhD at the University of Arizona, an MA at Brandeis University, and a BA at Wheaton College (Norton, MA). In Spring 2017, I was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard; and in Summer 2019, I was an RSSS Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.
I work mostly at the intersection of normative ethics and metaethics, but I also enjoy writing and talking about issues in political philosophy, moral psychology, and the history of ethics. I'm also increasingly interested in issues in the ethics of technology, particularly those to do with virtual and mixed reality.
I'm currently the Principal Investigator of two research projects: a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Towards an Ethics of Emotions (Insight Development Grant, 2022-2024); and a project funded by McGill's Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grants program, New Ethical Questions about Virtual Worlds (2022-2023).
With Alex Worsnip, I organize the annual Chapel Hill Normativity Workshop.
The best way to get in touch with me is by email at chris [dot] howard [at] mcgill [dot] ca. You can also follow me on Twitter: @cmhphilosophy.