Carl Hildebrand


Academic Summary

DPhil, University of Oxford (Philosophy, 2018) MA, University of Ottawa (Philosophy, 2012) Trinity Western University (Philosophy, with Great Distinction, 2009)
Carl Hildebrand teaches philosophy at the University of the Fraser Valley. His research is in ethics and the history of philosophy, with a particular interest in moral psychology -- including questions concerning the nature of moral character, motivation, emotion, and weakness of will. He completed a DPhil in philosophy at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Ralph Walker and Alison Hills, entitled Kant & Moral Character. In addition to his teaching at UFV, he has given lectures and tutorials at the University of Oxford, led seminars in philosophy and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford), tutored medical students at the University of British Columbia, and taught in the philosophy department at Trinity Western University.

Research Interests

Moral Psychology Modern Philosophy (Kant) Virtue Ethics and Moral Character Philosophy of Mind and Action


University of the Fraser Valley (Faculty Member, Limited Term Appointment) Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford (Associate)


“Kant’s Intellectualist Account of Habit and Moral Education.” In Habit and the History of Philosophy, edited by Jeremy Dunham. Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming. “Educating for British Values: Kant’s Philosophical Roadmap for Cosmopolitan Character Education" In Policy Futures in Education Volume 15: Issue 1 (Jan 2017). “Compassion and the Moral Law” Dalai Lama Centre Oxford prize essay (2016):