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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

Rational choice, Wittgenstein, religion


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 sabbatical leave in Michaelmas Term 2022, and research leave from 1st April 2023 - 30th September 2023

Professor Angela Breitenbach
Professor of Philosophy

Kant, philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, aesthetics

On leave from 1st October 2022 - 31st December 2023, incorporating a Humboldt Research Fellowship

Professor Clare Chambers
Professor of Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Bioethics


Dr Sophia Dandelet

Assistant Professor and Sidgwick Lecturer

Epistemology, Ethics. Also interests in Feminist Philosophy.

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


Professor Rae Langton
Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy

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

On reduced duties MT2022

Dr Jessie Munton
Associate Professor

Philosophy of mind, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Psychology

On research leave for 2022-23 (Leverhulme Research Fellowship)


Professor Alex Oliver
Professor of Philosophy

Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics

Professor Michael Potter
Professor of Logic

Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Logic, History of Analytic Philosophy




Fixed Term Teaching Staff


Dr Will Hornett
Teaching Associate

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action, Metaphysics

Dr Nikhil Krishnan
Assistant Professor

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

Mr Jack Wearing
Teaching Associate

Kant, Continental Philosophy, Wittgenstein, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics




Research Fellows 

Dr Farbod Akhlaghi
Junior Research Fellow
Christ's College

Ethics, Meta-Ethics, (Meta-)Metaphysics



Dr Laura Caponetto
Sarah Smithson Research Fellow     
Newnham College

Philosophy of Language, Feminist Philosophy, Social Philosophy

Dr Stephen Cave
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Applied ethics, ontology, philosophy of technology

Dr Nathan Cofnas
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow 

Philosophy of biology, ethics

Jacopo Domenicucci
Junior Research Fellow
Emmanuel College 

Risk and practical rationality

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

Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics

Dr Maiya Jordan
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Moral Psychology
Dr Louis Klee
Junior Research Fellow
Clare College

Aesthetics, Philosophy of Literature, Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy

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

Logic, Philosophy of Probability, Rational Choice
Dr Kamil Majcherek
Junior Research Fellow
Trinity College

Medieval Philosophy, Early modern philosophy, Metaphysics

Dr Benjamin Marschall
Junior Research Fellow
Trinity College

History of Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language 

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

Dr Matthew Simpson
Isaac Newton Research Fellow 
Robinson College 

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics 

Dr William Simpson
Junior Research Fellow
St Edmund's College 

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, and Metaphysics

Dr Cecily Whiteley
Career Development Research Fellow 

Magdalene College and Newnham College

Philosophy and metaphysics of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of psychiatry


Affiliated Lecturers

Dr Marina Frasca-Spada
Affiliated Lecturer


History of early modern philosophy
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
Emeritus Professor 

Political and Social Thought, Aesthetics

Professor Jane Heal
Emeritus Professor 

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Professor Onora O'Neill
Emeritus Honorary Professor

Immanuel Kant, Political Philosophy, Ethics: Obligations and Rights; Justice and Virtues, Bioethics
Professor Huw Price
Emeritus Professor
Pragmatism, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language
Professor T.J. Smiley
Emeritus Professor
Logic, Philosophical Logic, Aristotle