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Baumtrog, Michael


Assistant Professor


Ph.D, MA, BA (H)




416-979-5000 x 3659

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Michael Baumtrog

Dr. Baumtrog is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Business at the Ted Rogers School of Management. A philosopher by heart and by training, he completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Windsor, and his Doctor in Philosophy at The New University of Lisbon, Portugal.  His two main areas of philosophical interest are in the connections between reason(ing) and morality and social and epistemic justice, especially in relation to the lived experience of childhood and youth. He works to use both areas of study to make practical improvements in the real world.


Law & Business

Research Interests

Practical reasoning, Critical thinking, Meta-ethics, Normative ethics, Social Justice

Select Research and Professional Contributions

2017 "Others and Imagination in Reasoning and Argumentation: Improving our Critical Creative Capacity.”  Informal Logic, 37(2), pp. 129-151.

2017 “Reasoning and Arguing, Dialectically and Dialogically, Among Individual and Multiple Participants.” Argumentation. Online First.

2016 2016 – “The Willingness to be Rationally Persuaded,” in P. Bondy and L. Benacquista (Eds). Argumentation, Objectivity, and Bias: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 18-21 May 2016. Windsor, Ontario.

2015 Improving Practical Reasoning and Argumentation. (Dissertation). Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.  

(2014) “Delineating the reasonable and rational for humans,” in B Garssen, D. Godden, G. Mitchell & F.S. Henkemans (Eds.). Proceedings of the 2014 International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) Conference, Amsterdam. Pp. 94-101

BUS 221 Business Decision-Making
BUS 223 Ethics in Commerce
  Animals and Ethics
  Reasoning about Weird Things

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