Teaching

This year (2021/22) I am teaching:

  • Political Philosophy (Michaelmas Term, 2nd Year). What, if anything, legitimises the state? We explore both contemporary, sceptical answers to this question from libertarians and anarchists, as well as a very different approach, taken by Socrates in Crito. Full notes available for Durham students only on Learn Ultra.
  • Applied Ethics (Michaelmas Term, 3rd Year). We look in detail at Jeff McMahan’s rejection of the doctrine of the moral equality of combatants. Full notes available for Durham students only on Learn Ultra.
  • Moral Theory (Epiphany Term, 2nd Year). We explore the trolley problem and the paradoxes of population. Notes to follow shortly.

My office hours are Wednesdays 11-2. My office is in 51 Old Elvet, in the Philosophy Department. Walk straight through to the courtyard at the back of the building.

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