David Boutland

Dr. C. David Boutland

Pronouns: he/him


Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Faculty of Arts , Department of Philosophy

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 210-7957

For media enquiries, contact

Dean Parthenis
Director, Media & Issues Management

Cell: +1.403.629.5806
Office: +1.403.210.6815
Email: dparthen@ucalgary.ca


Educational Background

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2017

M.A. Philosophy, Dalhousie, 2008

B.A. Philosophy, University of Lethbridge, 2006

B.A. Psychology, University of Lethbridge, 2000

B.Mgt. Business Management, University of Lethbridge, 2000



Course number Course title Semester
PHIL 313 Bioethics Spring 2022
PHIL 347 Contemporary Moral Problems Fall 2022
PHIL 313 Bioethics Winter 2023


  • "Dilemmas Regarding Returning ISIS Fighters". David Boutland & Trudy Govier. Ethics and Global Politics. 93-107. (2020)
  • "The Limits of Compassion". David Boutland & Trudy Govier. The Moral Psychology of Compassion. 61-76. (2019)
  • "Perception of Addiction and its Effects on One's Moral Responsibility". David Boutland & Justin Caouette. AJOB-Neuroscience. 43-44. (2013)