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Faculty of Philosophy


Permanent Teaching Staff
Fixed Term Lecturers
Research Fellows
Affiliated Lecturers
Emeritus Professors

Permanent Teaching Staff

Professor Arif Ahmed
Professor of Philosophy

Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics


Professor Alexander Bird
Bertrand Russell Professor

Chair of the Faculty

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and History of Medicine, Metaphysics, Epistemology

Dr Julia Borcherding
Associate Professor

Early modern philosophy, ethics

On research leave in Easter Term 2022 from 01/05/22-31/07/22

Dr Angela Breitenbach
Associate Professor

Kant, philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, aesthetics

On leave Lent Term 2022

Professor Clare Chambers
Professor of Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Bioethics

On sabbatical leave in Lent Term 2022

Dr Sarah Fine

Associate Professor

Political Philosophy, Ethics, History of Social and Political Philosophy

Dr Neil Dewar

Assistant Professor

Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Logic

Professor Richard Holton
Professor of Philosophy

Moral Psychology, Ethics, Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Language

On sabbatical leave in Lent Term 2022

Professor Rae Langton
Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy

History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Feminist Philosophy

On sabbatical leave for 2021-22

Dr Jessie Munton
Associate Professor

Philosophy of mind, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Psychology

On research leave for Michaelmas Term 2021 (CRASSH Early Career Research Fellowship)


Professor Alex Oliver
Professor of Philosophy

Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics

On sabbatical leave in Easter Term 2021 and Easter Term 2022

Professor Michael Potter
Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Logic, History of Analytic Philosophy

On sabbatical leave in Michaelmas Term 2021






Fixed Term Lecturers


Dr Owen Griffiths

Logic, Philosophy of Language, History of Analytic Philosophy

Dr Nikhil Krishnan
Assistant Professor

Ethics, Metaethics, Political Philosophy, History of 20th-Century Philosophy

Dr Tom McClelland

Philosophy of Mind and Action, Philosophy of Psychology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Aesthetics, Epistemology



Research Fellows 

Dr Farbod Akhlaghi
Junior Research Fellow
Christ's College

Ethics, Meta-Ethics, (Meta-)Metaphysics



Dr Ali Boyle
Research Associate in Kinds of Intelligence
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge & Centre for Science and Thought,
University of Bonn

Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Dr Laura Caponetto
Sarah Smithson Research Fellow     
Newnham College

Philosophy of Language, Feminist Philosophy, Social Philosophy

Dr Stephen Cave
Senior Research Associate
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Applied ethics, ontology, philosophy of technology

Jacopo Domenicucci
Junior Research Fellow
Emmanuel College 

Risk and practical rationality

Dr Daisy Dixon
Junior Research Fellow

Philosophy of Art, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Dr Michael Gabbay
Research Fellow funded by International Federation of Computational Logic

Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics

Dr Antara Haldar
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Law and Development, Law and Economics, Legal theory

Dr Maiya Jordan
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Moral Psychology

Dr Yang Liu
Senior Research Fellow
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Logic, Philosophy of Probability, Rational Choice

Dr Benjamin Marschall
Junior Research Fellow
Trinity College

History of Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language 
Dr Cathy Mason
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

DrEthics, Moral Epistemology, Iris Murdoch

Dr Lucy McDonald
Junior Research Fellow 
St John's College

Philosophy of Language, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy

Professor John Marenbon
Senior Research Fellow
Trinity College

Medieval Philosophy

Dr Lukas Meier
Junior Research Fellow 
Churchill College

Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Personal Identity, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Dr Tushar Menon
British Academy Postdoctoral
Research Fellow

Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science

Professor Huw Price
Leverhulme CFI Academic Director

Pragmatism, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

Dr Matthew Simpson
Isaac Newton Research Fellow 
Robinson College 

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics 

Dr William Simpson
Junior Research Fellow
Wolfson College 

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, and Metaphysics

Dr Dan Williams
Junior Research Fellow
Corpus Christi College

Philosophy of mind and psychology


Affiliated Lecturers

Dr Marina Frasca-Spada
Affiliated Lecturer


History of early modern philosophy

Dr Matt Dougherty

Affiliated Lecturer

Ethics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Dr John Filling
Affiliated Lecturer

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Hegel, Marx



Emeritus Professors

Professor Simon Blackburn
Emeritus Professor

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Psychology

Professor Raymond Geuss
Professor of Philosophy

Political and Social Thought, Aesthetics

Professor Jane Heal
Professor in Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Professor D.H. Mellor
Emeritus Professor died 21 June 2020

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

Professor Onora O'Neill
Emeritus Honorary Professor

Immanuel Kant, Political Philosophy, Ethics: Obligations and Rights; Justice and Virtues, Bioethics
Professor T.J. Smiley
Emeritus Professor
Logic, Philosophical Logic, Aristotle