John McGuire, Ph.D.

John McGuire, Ph.D.

  • Professor (Philosophy)
  • Rm. 750, International Building
  • Phone: +82-2-2220-2282
  • Fax:+82-2-2220-0282


John McGuire received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Queen’s University and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of British Columbia. He is currently full Professor in the DIS. His principal academic interests lie in the philosophy of language and action, applied ethics, and critical thinking pedagogy. His writings have appeared in a variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and textbooks, and he has also written for popular magazines and newspapers. He is currently on the editorial board of journal of the Korean Medical Ethics Association.

Courses taught in the DIS:

  • DIS 101 – Contemporary Society and Philosophy
  • DIS 121 – Creative and Critical Thinking
  • DIS 248 – Debate and Argumentation
  • DIS 115 – Business and Environmental Ethics
  • DIS 118 – Global Ethics

Selected publications: