Lynda Lange

Lynda Lange
Emerita Professor


  • PhD (Toronto)

Dr. Lange's research is in two strands: one is “post-” or “decolonial” studies in philosophy”, considered from the perspective of both ethics and epistemology, with special interest in indigenous peoples. The second is questions of rights and the ethic of care, gender justice domestically and globally, and the social, political, and economic effects of the ways in which care work is structured in particular societies.

Research Interests

Feminist Philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Political Philosophy, Feminist and Postcolonial Critique, Women and Multiculturalism, Simone de Beauvoir.


  • “Canada Poverty Policy Audit Election 2015“
  • “The Global Poverty Consensus Report”
  • “Dialogue, History, and Power”, Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights: Critical Dialogues, Lorraine Mayer & Sandra Tomsons, eds.  Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • “Globalization and the Conceptual Effects of Boundaries Between Western Political Philosophy and Economic Theory: The Case of Publicly Supported Child Care for Working Mothers”, Social Philosophy Today, ed. John Rowan.  Vol 25 (2009), pp. 31-45.
  • “Burnt Offerings to Rationality: A Feminist Reading of the Construction of Indigenous Peoples in Enrique Dussel’s Theory of Modernity”, in Thinking from the Underside of HistoryEnrique Dussel’s Philosophy of Liberation, ed. Eduardo Menieta and Linda Martin Alcoff.  Rowan and Littlefield, 2000.
  • Feminist Interpretations of JeanJacques Rousseau, editor.  Re-Reading the Canon Series, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.