Sylvia Burrow

Sylvia Burrow

Associate Professor of Philosohy

Phone: (902) 563-1187
Fax: (902) 563-1913
Office: CC-270

Dr. Sylvia Burrow
Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
Cape Breton University
1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B1P 6L2


Dr. Sylvia Burrow is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Cape Breton University. Research focusses on moral psychology and encompasses emotion theory, integrity, and autonomy in social contexts, with an emphasis on self-confidence, self-trust, and self-esteem. Recent research is internationally represented, appearing in journals and book chapters on topics concerned with linguistics, philosophical reasoning, academic autonomy, reproductive autonomy, and autonomy in the context of violence against women.

Recent Appointments

  • 2010—2011 Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University
  • 2011—2012 Scholar in Residence, Canadian Centre for Ethics and Public Affairs