Amy Mullin



Professor and Associate Chair, Graduate


St. George, UTM,

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  • BA, Harvard University
  • PhD, Yale University

Amy Mullin’s research ranges from topics in the history of philosophy to feminist philosophy (philosophy of care, conceptions of the self) and aesthetics (art, imagination and morality).

Prof. Mullin is cross-appointed to the Department for the Study of Religion.

Research Interests:

Aesthetics, Bioethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy



  • Reconceiving Pregnancy and Childcare: Ethics, Experience and Reproductive Labor (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Selected Articles:

  • “Children and Autonomy” forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Autonomy
  • “Feminism, Ethics and Art” forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Art, ed. James Harold, Oxford University Press
  • “Social Trust and Mistrust of Parental Care,” in Social Trust: Foundational and Philosophical Issues, eds. K. Vallier and M. Weber, Routledge, 2021: 200-219. 2021.
  • “Art, Imagination and Re-visioning the Maternal” in Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: The Power of Critical Vision and Creative Engagemented. L. Ryan Musgrave, Springer, 2020.
  • “Children’s Hope, Resilience and Autonomy”, Ethics and Social Welfare 2019, 13:3, 230-243.
  • “Nurturing Hope to Support Autonomy: The Role of Early Childhood Educators”, Theorizing feminist ethics of care in early childhood practice ed. Rachel Langford. Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2019, 185-202.
  • “Childhood and Disability”, co-authored with Gideon Calder, The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, eds. Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder and Jurgen de Wispeleare, 2019, 260-270.
  • “Gender and the Family”, The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, eds. Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder, and Jurgen de Wispeleare, 2019, 225-235.
  • “Art, Imagination and Revisioning the Maternal” forthcoming in Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: The Power of Critical Vision and Creative Engagement, ed. L. Ryan Musgrave, Springer, 2013
  • “Dependent Children, Gratitude and Respect” in Journal of Moral Philosophy 2016, 13: 720-738.
  • “Early Pregnancy Losses: Multiple Meanings and Moral Considerations” in Journal of Social Philosophy 2015, 46(1): 27-43.
  • “Children, Paternalism, and the Development of Autonomy” in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, special issue on “Private Autonomy, Public Paternalism?” eds. A. Dufner and M. Kühler 2014 (Vol. 17(3): 413-426).
  • “Children, Parents, and Responsibility for Children’s Health” in The Routledge Companion to Bioethics, Part VI, Reproduction, eds. John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, Rebecca Kukla, December 2014, 381-392.
  • “Children, Vulnerability and Emotional Harm” in Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy, eds. C. Mackenzie, W. Ro
  • gers and S. Dodds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, 266-287.
  • “The Ethical and Social Significance of Parenting: A Philosophical Approach” forthcoming in Parenting: Science and Practice, 2012
  • “Narrative, Emotion and Autonomy” in Narrative, Emotion and Insight, 2011, eds. Noel Carroll and John Gibson, Pennsylvania State University Press, 92-108.
  • “Children and the Argument from Marginal Cases” in Ethical Theory and Modern Practice, 2011 (Vol. 14, No. 3, 291-305)
  • “Gratitude and Caring Labour in Ethics and Social Welfare” 2011, special issue on Ethics of Care, eds. Christine Koggell and Joan Orme (Vol. 5, No. 2, 110-122).
  • “Filial Responsibilities of Dependent Children” in Hypatia, Winter 2010 (Vol. 25, No. 1)

Visit Amy Mullin’s publications on the Philosophy Faculty Bookshelf.


Jackman Humanities Building (room 409), 170 St. George St., Toronto, ON, Canada; M5R 2M8

Secondary Address:

Maanjiwe nendamowinan (room 6170), 3359 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6