Michael Stingl

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts & Science
Women and Gender Studies

Social Sciences

Research expertise

Evolution and ethics, The just distribution of healthcare resources, and Euthanasia.


Evolution and ethics, Euthanasia, and Research ethics.

Selected Publications


John Collier and Michael Stingl, Evolutionary Moral Realism, Routledge (2020).

Michael Stingl (ed), The Price of Compassion: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, Broadview 2010.

Michael Stingl and Donna Wilson (eds), Efficiency vs Equality: Health Reform in Canada, Fernwood 1996.

Articles and Book Chapters:

"Smartening Up: Animal Cognition from an Evolutionary Point of View," lead book review, The Quarterly Review of Biology 91, 4 (2016): 487-490.

John Collier and Michael Stingl, "Evolutionary Moral Realism," Biological Theory 7 (2013): 218-226.

Michael Stingl and John Collier, "Reasonable Partiality from a Biological Point of View," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (2005): 11-24.

"All the Monkeys Aren't in the Zoo: Evolutionary Ethics and the Possibility of Moral Knowledge," Moral Epistemology Naturalized, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 26 (2000), ed. Richmond Campbell and Bruce Hunter, pp. 245-265.

"Equality and Efficiency as Basic Social Values," in Efficiency vs. Equality: Health Reform in Canada, ed. Michael Stingl and Donna Wilson, Fernwood Press (1996), pp. 7-19. Reprinted in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, ed. Christine Koggel, Broadview Press, Peterborough, 1999 (2005), and in Readings in Health Care Ethics, ed. Elisabeth Boetzkes and Wilfrid J. Waluchow, Broadview Press, Peterborough, 2000 (2012).

"Ethics 1900-1945," in Meaning, Knowledge and Value, Vol. 10 of the Routledge History of Philosophy, ed. Jack Canfield, Routledge, 1996, pp. 134-162.

John Collier and Michael Stingl, "Evolutionary Naturalism and the Objectivity of Morality," Biology and Philosophy 8 (1993): 47-60. Reprinted in Issues in Evolutionary Ethics, ed. Paul Thompson, SUNY Press, 1994.