Dr. Christopher Byrne

Email. cbyrne@stfx.ca / Tel. 867-2119 / Fax. 867-3243
Lane Hall 128A





Philosophy 100

Introduction to Philosophy

A blocks

Philosophy 135

Healthcare Ethics

Philosophy 251

Critical Thinking

A7/A8/A9 (2nd Term)

Philosophy 331

Introduction to Ethics

Philosophy 332

Contemporary Moral & Social Issues

Philosophy 336/Nursing 336

Ethics in Health and Medicine

Philosophy 342


Philosophy 351

Socrates and Plato


Philosophy 352


W7/W8 (2nd Term)

Philosophy 365

Modern Philosophy I

Philosophy 461

Seminar - Metaphysics I

Philosophy 462

Seminar - Metaphysics II

Classical Studies 120

Introductory Greek

Classical Studies 240

Greek Literature in Translation



Some publications on Ancient Greek Philosophy:



Aristotle's Science of Matter and Motion (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 2018.

“Compositional & Functional Matter:  Aristotle on the Material Cause of Biological Organisms,” Apeiron 48 (2015), pp. 387-406.



“The Object of Aristotelian Induction:  Formal Cause or Composite Individual?” Shifting the Paradigm: Alternative Perspectives on Induction, ed. by P. Biondi & L. Groarke (Berlin: De Gruyter Verlag, 2014), pp. 251-68.


“Plato, Justice, and the Beautiful Soul.” Canadian Aesthetics Journal 7 (2002), www.uqtr.uquebec.ca/AE.


“Aristotle on Physical Necessity and the Limits of Teleological Explanation.” Apeiron 35 (2002), pp. 19-46.


“Matter and Aristotle’s Material Cause.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31 (2001), pp. 85-112.


“Prime Matter and Actuality.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (1995), pp. 197-224.


“Forms and Causes in Plato’s Phaedo.” Dionysius 13 (December, 1989), pp. 3-15.

Additional Links:

Classical Studies, St. F. X. U.

STFX    /    PHIL