Cheryl Misak

University Professor, Department of Philosophy
Picture of Cheryl Misak sitting down and wearing a beige jacket.

Areas of interest

  • Bioethics
  • Ethics
  • History of analytic philosophy
  • Pragmatism
  • Social and political philosophy


Main Bio

Professor Misak is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. She works on American pragmatism, the history of analytic philosophy, ethics and political philosophy, and the philosophy of medicine.

Her books include Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers, Cambridge Pragmatism, The American Pragmatists, Truth and the End of Inquiry, and Truth, Politics, Morality.

She has had visiting fellowships or temporary posts at the Goethe University in Frankfurt; the Free University in Berlin; Trinity College, Cambridge; St. John’s College, Cambridge; and New York University. She is an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and a has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of a Humboldt Research Prize.

In 2013 she completed a long run in academic administration at the University of Toronto, culminating as Vice-President and Provost.