I came to Nottingham in January 2021. I did my undergraduate degree at Heythrop College London (2005--8), followed by an MPhil at UCl (2008--2010) and a PhD at the University of Warwick (2012--2016), all in Philosophy. Prior to coming to Nottingham I held a number of teaching posts at Oxford, mainly associated with Jesus College.
I grew up in Nottingham. I'm very happy to answer questions from prospective students about what it's like to live and work in the city.
I am mainly interested in how contemporary innovations in the philosophy of mind can help us shed light on and solve difficulties in our ethical thinking. More specifically, I'm interested in how various externalist theses in the philosophy of mind might help us solve problems and shed light on phenomena like responding to reasons, normative achievement, rationality, moral responsibility, agential control, and the moral emotions.
You can find some detailed research proposals which develop these themes on my personal website, the link to which is above.
I offer undergraduate teaching primarily in, but not restricted to, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind. This year I'm teaching on the first-year module PHIL1013 Mind,… read more
J.J. CUNNINGHAM, 2020. Knowledgeably Responding to Reasons Erkenntnis. 3(85), 673-692 J.J. CUNNINGHAM, 2019. The Formulation of Disjunctivism about Phi-ing for a Reason The Philosophical Quarterly. 275(69), 235--257
JJ CUNNINGHAM, 2018. Are Perceptual Reasons the Objects of Perception?. In: JOHAN GERSEL, RASMUS THYBO JENSEN, MORTEN S. THANING and SØREN OVERGAARD, eds., In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons Oxford University Press.
I offer undergraduate teaching primarily in, but not restricted to, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind. This year I'm teaching on the first-year module PHIL1013 Mind, Knowledge, and Ethics.
I'd very much welcome graduate students who'd like to work on issues in the theory of reasons, rationality, and responsibility: the ontology of reasons, the normativity of reasons, and the way reasons function to help us make sense of rationality, practical identity, and agential control.