Colin Macleod

Professor in law and philosophy,
Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Colin Macleod

Colin Macleod

Tel: 250-721-7521
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

In addition to my appointment as professor in law and philosophy, I am also the current chair of the Department of Philosophy.  My research focuses on issues in contemporary moral, political, and legal theory, with a special focus on distributive justice and equality; children, families, and justice; and democratic ethics.

My articles have appeared in journals such as: Politics and Society, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, The Canadian Journal for Law and Jurisprudence, Law and Philosophy, Dialogue, The Journal of Applied Philosophy and the Chicago-Kent Law Review. I am an executive editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

  • BA – Queen's
  • MA – Dalhousie
  • PhD – Cornell


  • Philosophical Perspectives on Moral and Civic Education: Shaping Citizens and Their Schools (co-edited with Christine Tappolet) Routledge 2019.
  • Have A Little Faith: Religion, Democracy and the American Public School (co-written with Ben Justice), University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • The Nature of Children’s Well-being: Theory and Practice (co-edited with A. Bagattini), Springer, 2014. 
  • Justice and Equality. (Edited collection). University of Calgary Press, 2012.
  • Between Consenting Peoples (co-edited with Jeremy Webber) UBC Press 2010
  • The Moral and Political Status of Children (co-edited with David Archard) OUP 2002
  • Liberalism, Justice, and Markets: A Critique of Liberal Equality (OUP 1998)