Mark Johnstone
Associate Professor, Philosophy

My primary field of research is ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Within ancient philosophy, I am especially interested in ancient ethics and psychology, and in points of connection between the two (e.g ancient theories of virtue and vice, desire, action, perception, pleasure, and emotion). I also have broad interests in the history of philosophy, in contemporary ethics (including virtue ethics and theories of well-being), and in some topics in philosophy of mind (e.g. perception, emotions).

I am originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. I hold a Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. I joined McMaster in 2009. As of July 2021, I serve as Chair of the Department of Philosophy.
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