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Ian James Kidd

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Before coming to Nottingham, I was an Addison Wheeler Fellow and intermittent part-time lecturer at Durham and also spent six months at Leeds as lecturer in philosophy of religion. I also work to improve the intellectual and demographic diversity of academic philosophy.

Teaching Summary

My Nottingham modules are Topics in Asian Philosophy and Philosophy and Mortality. I also co-convene Normative Ethics, teaching the half of the course on vices and misanthropy. Cheerful stuff.

I also contribute lectures to Buddhist Philosophy and Philosophy in the Contemporary World (on veganism and on anti-natalism) and the Foundation Arts module, Important Thinkers Through History.

Research Summary

I am currently researching:

  • Buddhism
  • illness
  • misanthropy
  • classical Chinese philosophy
  • moral and intellectual virtues and vices

I also have scattered interests in aesthetics, philosophy of education, and history of Western philosophy.

Selected Publications

  • IAN JAMES KIDD, HEATHER BATTALY and QUASSIM CASSAM, eds., 2020. Vice Epistemology: Theory and Practice Routledge.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Phenomenology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Religious Commitment. In: ALASDAIR COLES and FRAZER WATTS, eds., Neurology and Religion Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Confucianism, Curiosity, and Moral Self-Cultivation. In: ILHAN INAN, LANI WATSON, DENNIS WHITCOMB and SAFIYE YIGIT, eds., The Moral Psychology of Curiosity Rowman & Littlefield. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Beautiful Souls The Philosopher. CV(1), 20-23
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, HEATHER BATTALY and QUASSIM CASSAM, eds., 2020. Vice Epistemology: Theory and Practice Routledge.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Phenomenology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Religious Commitment. In: ALASDAIR COLES and FRAZER WATTS, eds., Neurology and Religion Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Confucianism, Curiosity, and Moral Self-Cultivation. In: ILHAN INAN, LANI WATSON, DENNIS WHITCOMB and SAFIYE YIGIT, eds., The Moral Psychology of Curiosity Rowman & Littlefield. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Epistemic Courage and the Harms of Epistemic Life. In: The Routledge Handbook to Virtue Epistemology Routledge. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Adversity, Wisdom, and Exemplarism Journal of Value Inquiry. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Spiritual Exemplars International Journal of Philosophy and Theology. 79(4), 420-424
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2018. Feyerabend, Pluralism, and Parapsychology Bulletin of the Parapsychology Association. 10(1), 5-9
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and HAVI CAREL, 2018. Healthcare Practice, Epistemic Injustice, and Naturalism Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. 84, 1-23
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Beauty, Virtue, and Religious Exemplars Religious Studies. 52(3), 171-181 (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and HAVI CAREL, 2017. Epistemic Injustice and Illness Journal of Applied Philosophy. 33(2), 172-190.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology?: Integrity, Virtue, and the Authority of Science Social Epistemology. 30(4), 464-482
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?. In: JEROEN DE RIDDER, RIK PEELS and RENÉ VAN WOUDENBERG, eds., Scientism: Prospects and Problems Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and HAVI CAREL, 2017. Epistemic Injustice in Medicine and Healthcare. In: JOSE MEDINA, GAILE POHLHAUS JR. and IAN JAMES KIDD, eds., The Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice Routledge. 336-346
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Epistemic Injustice and Religion. In: IAN JAMES KIDD, JOSÉ MEDINA and GAILE POHLHAUS JR., eds., The Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice Routledge. 386-396
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, JOSÉ MEDINA and GAILE POHLHAUS, eds., 2017. The Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice Routledge.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Was Feyerabend a Postmodernist? International Studies in Philosophy of Science. 30(1), 1-14
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Epistemic Vices in Public Debate: The Case of 'New Atheism'. In: CHRISTOPHER COTTER, PHILIP QUADRIO and JONATHAN TUCKETT, eds., New Atheism: Critical Perspectives and Contemporary Debates Springer. 51-68
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, HAVI CAREL and PAUL CRICHTON, 2017. Epistemic Injustice in Pyschiatry British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin. 41, 65-70
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Capital Epistemic Vices Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. 6(8), 11-16
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Beautiful Souls The Philosopher. CV(1), 20-23
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Resisters, Diversity in Philosophy, and the Demographic Problem Rivista di Estetica. 63, 119-134
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, ANNA LEUSCHNER and JUSTIN BIDDLE, 2017. Epistemic Corruption and Manufactured Doubt: The Case of Climate Science Public Affairs Quarterly. 31, 3
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Reawakening to Wonder: Wittgenstein, Feyerabend, and Scientism. In: IAN JAMES KIDD and JONATHAN BEALE, eds., Wittgenstein and Scientism Routledge.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Philosophy of Illness, Phenomenology, and Life Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Science. 62, 56-60
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Other Histories, Other Sciences: Essay review of Léna Soler, Emiliano Trizio, and Andrew Pickering (eds.), Science As It Could Have Been Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 61, 57-60
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Hubris as a Prime Ministerial Vice Available at: <http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/openfordebate/2017/07/31/hubris-as-prime-ministerial-vice/>
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Taking 'Inner Beauty' Seriously Available at: <http://beautydemands.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/taking-inner-beauty-seriously.html>
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Confidence, Humility, and Hubris in Victorian Scientific Naturalism. In: HERMAN PAUL and JEROEN VAN DONGEN, eds., Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science Dordrecht. 11-25
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and JONATHAN BEALE, eds., 2017. Wittgenstein and Scientism Routledge.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Cranks, Pluralists, and Epistemic Vices Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. 6(7), 7-9
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Beautiful Bodhisattvas: The Aesthetics of Spiritual Exemplarity Contemporary Buddhism. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2017. Life, "Technics", and the Decline of the West Berlin Review of Books.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. Charging Others with Epistemic Vice The Monist. 99(3), 181-197.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. Feyerabend on Politics, Education, and Scientific Culture Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 57, 121-128
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. Intellectual Humility, Confidence, and Argumentation Topoi. 35, 395-402
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. Historiography and the Philosophy of the Sciences Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 55, 1-2
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. Inevitability, Contingency, and Epistemic Humility Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 55, 12-19
  • 2016. Educating for Intellectual Humility. In: JASON BAEHR, ed., Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology Routledge. 54-70
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. ‘“What’s So Great about Science?” Feyerabend on Science, Ideology, and the Cold War. In: ELENA ARONOVA and SIMONE TURCHETTI, eds., Science Studies during the Cold War and Beyond Palgrave Macmillan. 55-76
  • MATTHEW J BROWN and IAN JAMES KIDD, eds., 2016. Reappraising Feyerabend Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. How Should Feyerabend Have Defended Astrology?: A Reply to Pigliucci Available at: <https://social-epistemology.com/2016/06/08/how-should-feyerabend-have-defended-astrology-a-reply-to-pigliucci-ian-james-kidd/>
  • MATTHEW BROWN and IAN JAMES KIDD, eds., 2016. Reappraising Feyerabend
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2016. Being Ill, Living Well Aeon ideas|culture. Available at: <https://aeon.co/essays/can-there-be-anything-good-in-the-experience-of-illness>
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. Transformative Suffering and the Cultivation of Virtue Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology. 22(4), 291-294
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. Feyerabend’s Against Method—40 Years On: Metascience 24(3), 343-349
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. Nature, Mystery, and Morality: A Daoist View Religious Studies. 51(2), 165-181
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. Emotion, Religious Practice, and Cosmopolitan Secularism Religious Studies. 50(2), 139-156
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and HAVI CAREL, 2015. Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare: A Philosophical Analysis Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy. 17(4), 529-540
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and ELIZABETH MCKINNELL, 2015. Introduction. In: IAN JAMES KIDD and ELIZABETH MCKINNELL, eds., Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley Routledge. 1-15
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. Doing Science an Injustice: Midgley on Scientism. In: IAN JAMES KIDD and ELIZABETH MCKINNELL, eds., Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley Routledge. 151-167
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. The Works of Mary Midgley. In: IAN JAMES KIDD and ELIZABETH MCKINNELL, eds., Science and the Self:: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley Routledge. 233-243
  • IAN JAMES KIDD and ELIZABETH MCKINNELL, eds., 2015. Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley Routledge.
  • ROBIN FINDLAY HENDRY and IAN JAMES KIDD, eds., 2015. Historiography and the Philosophy of the Sciences Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2015. Feyerabend's 'Against Method': Forty Years On Metascience. 24(3), 343-349
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2014. Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 48, 69-74
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. A Phenomenological Challenge to “Enlightened Secularism” Religious Studies. 49(3), 377-398
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. A Pluralist Challenge to ‘Integrative Medicine’: Feyerabend and Popper on the Cognitive Value of Alternative Medicine Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Science. 44(3), 392-400
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. Feyerabend on Science and Education Journal of Philosophy of Education. 47(3), 407-422
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. Historical Contingency and the Impact of Scientific Imperialism International Studies in the Philosophy of Science. 27(3), 317-326
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. Is Naturalism Bleak? Environmental Values. 22(6), 689-702
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. Science and the Making of Modernity Annals of Science. 70, 105-107
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. Feyerabend on the Ineffability of Reality. In: JEANNE DILLER and ASA KASHER, eds., Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities Kluwer. 849-859
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2013. Oswald Spengler. In: GREGORY CLAEY, ed., Encyclopaedia of Modern Political Thought 2. CQ Press. 766-768
  • 2012. Can Illness be Edifying? Inquiry. 55(5), 496-520
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2012. Humane Philosophy and the Question of Progress Ratio. XXV(3), 277-290
  • 2012. Receptivity to Mystery European Journal for Philosophy of Religion. 4(3), 51-68
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2012. Feyerabend, Pseudo-Dionysius, and the Ineffability of Reality Philosophia. 40(2), 365-377
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2012. Biopiracy and the Protection of Medical Heritage: The Case of India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Journal of Medical Humanities. 33, 175-183
  • GUY BENNETT-HUNTER and IAN JAMES KIDD, eds., 2012. Mystery and Humility European Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2011. Objectivity, Abstraction, and the Individual: The Influence of Søren Kierkegaard on Paul Feyerabend Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 42(1), 125-134
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2011. Pierre Duhem’s Epistemic Aims and the Intellectual Virtue of Humility Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 42(1), 185-189
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, 2008. Method in the Madness: Feyerabend’s Philosophical Pluralism Metascience. 17, 469-473
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, Exemplars, Ethics, and Illness Narratives Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, Epistemic Corruption and Education Episteme. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, "Following the Way of Heaven": Exemplarism, Emulation, and Daoism Journal of the American Philosophical Association. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, Animals, Misanthropy, and Humanity Journal of Animal Ethics. (In Press.)
  • IAN JAMES KIDD, Deep Epistemic Vices ​Journal of Philosophical Research. 43, (In Press.)

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