George MacDonald Ross

Senior Lecturer (retired)

Summary: History of Modern Philosophy (Hobbes, Leibniz, and Kant).


George MacDonald Ross is at the forefront of the development of the teaching of philosophy as a research discipline, and he has published widely in this area, and addressed many international conferences.

In 2004, he was presented with an Award of Merit for 'outstanding leadership and achievements in the teaching of philosophy' by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. In 2005, he was awarded a University of Leeds Teaching Fellowship, which he is using to develop electronic aids to the reading of difficult texts.

In 2006, he was one of 50 academics in England and Northern Ireland to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his national and international leadership role. In 2007, he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

  • History of Philosophy, especially Leibniz, Hobbes and Kant
  • Teaching Philosophy

Membership of other Organisations (Selection)

  • The American Association of Philosophy Teachers
  • L'Association Internationale des Professeurs de Philosophie
  • The American Philosophical Association
  • The British Philosophical Association
  • The British Society for the History of Philosophy
  • The G.-W.-Leibniz-Gesellschaft
  • The Royal Institute of Philosophy

Index of publications