Ms. Roxanne Burton


Ms. Roxanne Burton
Title: Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy
Department: History
Discipline: Philosophy
Qualifications: B.A. (Hons), CUTL (UWI)
Contact: Room: X7 Tel.: (246) 417-4422 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail:
Teaching Areas: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Sex and Love, African Diaspora Philosophy, Philosophy and Gender; Research in Philosophy; Meta-ethics and Theories of Ethics; Kant and the post-Kantians; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Education;
Biography: Roxanne Burton has taught a variety of philosophy courses at the Cave Hill Campus, including Philosophy of Education; Philosophy in Literature; Human Nature and the Good Life in Society; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy in Literature; Biomedical Ethics; Philosophy of Sex and Love; African Diaspora Philosophy; and Research in Philosophy. Before joining the Cave Hill staff, she also taught Philosophy at the Mona Campus. She is one of the main organisers of the annual Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS), an internationally recognised conference, the 10th edition of which was held in 2014.  Membership in the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies has allowed her the opportunity to interact with the leading scholars in African Philosophy at conferences, including one held Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Caribbean and African Diaspora Philosophical Thought
  • Ethics and Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy in Literature
  • Philosophy and Gender
  • Philosophy of Education
Publications: Books:
  • Ochieng’-Odhiambo, F., Roxanne Burton and Ed Brandon (eds.) Conversations in Philosophy: Knowledge and Freedom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (in press).
  • Ochieng’-Odhiambo, F., Roxanne Burton and Ed Brandon (eds.) Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2008)
Articles and Book Chapters:
  • “Feminist Social Epistemologies and Caribbean Scholarship: Exploring a Potential Paradigm Shift” V. Eudine Barriteau (ed.) Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender. Kingston: UWI Press (2012), 41-53
  • “Liberating the Jamaican Woman: Globalization and Cross-Cultural Relativism”. (with Lawrence O. Bamikole) Journal of Current Discourse and Research 3 (2011), 69-90.
“The Philosophy and Literature Debate: Assessing its Salience in the Caribbean.” In Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries.  F. Ochieng’-Odhiambo, Roxanne Burton and Ed Brandon eds Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2008), 43-55.
Additional Information:

Courses Taught:

  • EDPH2016 - Philosophy of Education
  • PHIL2210 - Human Nature and the Good Life in Society
  • PHIL2701 - Philosophy in Literature
  • PHIL2902 – Modern Philosophy I
  • PHIL2903 – Modern Philosophy II
  • PHIL3510 – Philosophy of Sex and Love
  • PHIL3520 - Kant and the Post-Kantians
  • PHIL3801 - African Diaspora Philosophy
  • PHIL3901 - Ethics II: Meta-ethics



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