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Teaching & Research Staff

Permanent Teaching Staff

Fixed Term Lecturers
Research Fellows
Affiliated Lecturers
Emeritus Professors

Permanent Teaching Staff

Dr Arif Ahmed
University Reader

Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics

On research leave from 1/10/2018 to 30/09/2020 [Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2018/19, Effective Altruism Foundation Fellowship in 2019/20]

Dr Julia Borcherding
University Lecturer

Early modern philosophy

Dr Angela Breitenbach
University Lecturer

Kant, Philosophy of Science, Aesthetics

On sabbatical leave in Easter Term 2020

Dr Clare Chambers
University Reader

Political Philosophy

On research leave from 1/10/2018 to 30/09/2021 [Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship]

Professor Richard Holton
Professor of Philosophy

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

Professor Rae Langton
Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy
Chair of the Faculty

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

Dr Jessie Munton
University Lecturer

Philosophy of mind, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Psychology


Professor Alex Oliver
Professor of Philosophy

Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics

Professor Michael Potter
Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Logic, History of Analytic Philosophy

on sabbatical leave Michaelmas Term 2020

Professor Huw Price
Bertrand Russell Professor

Pragmatism, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

On research leave 2019-20 [Funded by the Leverhulme Trust]

Dr Paulina Sliwa
University Senior Lecturer

Ethics, Epistemology

On research leave [Leverhulme Research Fellowship] and/or maternity leave in 2019-20


Fixed Term Lecturers

Dr Matt Bennett

Post-Kantian European philosophy, Moral Philosophy,  Bioethics and Philosophy of Healthcare
Dr John Filling

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Hegel, Marx

Dr Owen Griffiths

Logic, Philosophy of Language, History of Analytic Philosophy

Dr Nakul Krishna

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

Dr Maeve McKeown

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Feminism

Dr Alex Roberts

Metaphysics, Logic, and Philosophy of Language

Research Fellows 

Dr Ori Beck
Junior Research Fellow
Christ's College

Philosophy of Perception and Mind

Dr Adam Bales
Junior Research Fellow
St John's College

Decision Theory, Practical Rationality

Dr Anastasia Berg
Junior Research Fellow
Corpus Christi College

Kant, Ethics, Moral Psychology (especially Theory of the Emotions)

Dr Ali Boyle
Junior Research Fellow
Trinity Hall

Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Dr Jeremy Butterfield
Senior Research Fellow     
Trinity College

Philosophy of Physics

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

Applied ethics, ontology, philosophy of technology

Dr Daisy Dixon
Junior Research Fellow

Philosophy of Art, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Dr Peter Epstein
Junior Research Fellow
Pembroke College

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, and Formal Epistemology

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 Spencer Johnston
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Medieval Philosophy, Mathematical Logic

Dr Matthew Leisinger
Junior Research Fellow
Emmanuel College

Early modern philosophy and moral psychology, focusing in particular on John Locke and Cambridge Platonism (esp. Ralph Cudworth)

Dr Yang Liu
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Logic, Philosophy of Probability, Rational Choice

Professor John Marenbon
Senior Research Fellow
Trinity College

Medieval Philosophy

Dr Karina Vold
Research Fellow
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science


Affiliated Lecturers

Dr Marina Frasca-Spada
Affiliated Lecturer


History of early modern philosophy



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

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