I’m mainly interested in epistemic oppression and injustice – the ways that distorted knowledge practices can contribute to the oppression of certain social groups – and to the role of epistemic vices, like arrogance and dogmatism, in political and public debate.
I joined the School in 1996, having previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Cardiff and Stirling. I have a long-standing research interest in the problems of social change and the modern state, particularly the welfare state. I am currently working on a history of normative justifications for the existence of private property.
I have articles forthcoming on the non-identity problem in the Journal of Political Philosophy, and on climate change and intergenerational equity in Political Studies. I'm also interested in lotteries, contractualism and aggregation, the precautionary principle, and nuclear deterrence.
I've been teaching political philosophy at Nottingham since 2000. I'm currently working on a book about the marketplace of religious ideas and the appropriate role of the state in damping down religious extremism and religious disobedience.
I joined the Business School at the University of Nottingham in 2016. My areas of research interest are business ethics, professional ethics, and political philosophy, with a particular focus on normative issues. My published work is on the normative foundations of economic theory and I’m currently writing about professionalism and trust.
I came to Nottingham in 2002. At the moment I'm working on theories of welfare and on utilitarian approaches to issues in moral and political philosophy.
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