Jason Marsh
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., M.A., University of Western Ontario; B.Ed., B.A., University of New Brunswick

  • Office Hours
  • Wednesdays 11:30-2:20
  • and by appointment


Jason’s doctoral dissertation was on the morality of procreation, but he has diverse interests in applied ethics and other areas as well. At the broadest level he is interested in the question of how far science (and philosophy) might lead us to revise common sense, though he also enjoys thinking about what practical challenges science raises for ethics. Finally, Jason has done recent work on conscientious refusal in healthcare, the problem of evil, divine hiddenness, and the implications of cognitive science. In connection to this last topic, Jason has been awarded a junior scholar’s grant from the University of Oxford to be part of a major research project in the cognitive science of religion and pro-social morality. His project here was called, ‘When are Cognitive Science Explanations Debunking Explanations?’ Outside of academia, Jason has been known to play the guitar.