photo: John Bastien 2006

Professor William Sweet

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I am Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Theology and Cultural Traditions, at St. Francis Xavier University, in Nova Scotia, Canada.

I am also a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Ottawa, and serve as an adjunct professor in the graduate programmes of Saint Paul University and of the Collège dominicain de philosophie et de théologie in Ottawa, Canada.

In July 2007, I will become Vice President (Academic) and Professor of Philosophy at St Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Principal areas of research and teaching interest


  • political philosophy (particularly on issues of human rights);
  • late 19th and early 20th century Anglo-American Philosophy (particularly, the origins of analytic philosophy and British Idealism);


Doctoral studies in political science at the Sorbonne at the Université de Paris (D.E.A.) and in philosophy at the University of Ottawa (Ph.D) and at the Université Saint-Paul (D.Ph.).
     Additional studies at Carleton University (B.A. Hons., M.A.), the University of Ottawa (B.A. Hons., B.Th.), Saint Paul University (B.Ph., S.T.B., L.Ph.), and the University of Manitoba (M.A.), and at: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Wien (Austria), Centre Sèvres, (Faculté de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus, Paris), Collège International de Philosophie (Paris), Collège de France, Collège dominicain de philosophie et de theologie (Ottawa), Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the Goethe Institut.


Travel and Itineraries

Current administrative responsibilities


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Personal details

A recent research profile.

Some i
nterviews on religion and on the concept of loyalty.

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