Christopher Morris (PhD, University of Toronto) is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department. He is also a faculty member of the Committee on Politics, Philosophy, and Public Policy and was an Affiliated Research Scholar of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. His interests are in moral and political philosophy, practical ethics, legal theory, and the theory of practical rationality. Some of his current research develops the implications of his book An Essay on the Modern State for international affairs and world order and, in particular, legitimacy. Other topics include justice and reasons for action and a number of questions about moral standing.