Instructor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities

604.986.1911 ext. 3692
Fir Building, room FR 444


PhD, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2018.

BA, Philosophy and International Relations, Calvin College, 2009.


Daniel Hooley (PhD, University of Toronto, 2018) is a moral and political philosopher whose main research concerns the place of non-human animals in the political sphere.

Currently, he is interested in questions about what obligations the state has to non-human animals and how we ought to conceptualize the political status of different groups of animals. He is also interested in effective altruism, bioethics and environmental ethics.

Hooley completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in 2018 and has taught ethics and philosophy at universities in the Vancouver area since 2016. Prior to coming to Capilano University, Hooley was a Limited Term Lecturer, teaching business ethics at Simon Fraser University. He is an Associate Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

Beyond his philosophical interests, Hooley is an avid NBA fan, enjoys hiking and skiing in the Vancouver area, and plant-based cooking.

My teaching focuses on fostering a creative and collaborative learning environment where students feel comfortable to try out new ideas, critically examine beliefs and positions they hold, and make mistakes.

I also am committed to finding ways and methods of teaching and instruction that are effective at promoting long-term learning.

Hooley, Dan. Animals and Political Standing. The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, edited by David Boonin, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 291-301, 2018.

Hooley, Dan. Political Agency, Citizenship, and Nonhuman Animals. Res Publica, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 509-30, Nov. 2018.

Hooley, Dan and Nathan Nobis. A Moral Argument for Veganism. Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments on the Ethics of Eating, edited by Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matthew Halteman, Routledge, p.92-108.