New Appointment: Dr Benjamin Ferguson
We are delighted to announce that Dr Benjamin Ferguson has been appointed as Assistant Professor in PPE and will join the Philosophy Department in October 2019.
Dr Ferguson was previously Assistant Professor of Ethics and PPE Co-ordinator at Vrije University, Amsterdam. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth, where he taught courses in the Philosophy and Economics programme.
Ben Ferguson's research is focused on moral and political philosophy and, in particular, the ethics of market-based interactions such as exploitation and fraud. He has written extensively on love, moral reasons, and moral worth. He is currently three years into a four year 'Veni' grant on the topic of fair transactions, provided by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Professor Kimberley Brownlee Will Deliver the 2019 Julius Stone Address at Sydney Law School, Australia
Professor Kimberley Brownlee will deliver the prestigious Julius Stone Address 2019 at the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, on Tuesday 13 August 2019. Her Address is entitled 'Punishment and Precious Emotions: A Defence of a Hope Standard for Punishment'.
The Julius Stone Address, inaugurated in 2000, is an annual lecture given by a leading international scholar of jurisprudence and held at the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, which was opened in 1999 in recognition of the achievements of Julius Stone, who was Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Sydney between 1942 and 1972.
The Address is attended by judges, academics, leading members of the legal profession and the wider community. Further information here: https://sydney.edu.au/law/our-research/research-centres-and-institutes/julius-stone-institute-of-jurisprudence.html
New Appointment - Dr Lucy Campbell
We are delighted to announce that Dr Lucy Campbell has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in Philosophy. Lucy will take up her new role from 1 September 2019. Lucy is currently already with the Philosophy Department, on a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, which she will retain.
Lucy completed her PhD at Cambridge University in 2015, and has previously held teaching positions at Oxford (2017-18) and in Edinburgh (2015-16). She also completed an Analysis Studentship, also based in Oxford (2016-17).
Lucy's research interests are in philosophy of mind and action, in epistemology and - especially - in the intersection of these areas. She is currently developing her research on action-theory, particularly in relation to Elizabeth Anscombe.
New Appointment - Dr Sameer Bajaj
We are delighted to announce that Sameer Bajaj has been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, and will take up his post in September 2019. Sameer received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arizona and his JD in Law from Columbia University Law School. He was previously Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, USA. Sameer's main research interests lie in political and moral philosophy. He is currently undertaking research into why and how citizens of large, pluralistic democracies ought to participate in politics. He is also working on a project that examines how the demands of achieving collective ends distribute among individuals. Sameer's work has been published widely, including in Philosophical Studies and in Politics, and Philosophy and Economics. This autumn, Sameer will be teaching a new module on Democracy and Political Authority.
Teaching Excellence Awards for Philosophy Department
Dr David Woods, Teaching Fellow in the Philosophy Department, has received a commendation in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2019 (WATE).
Chris Noonan, a postgraduate student in the Department, is a winner in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates Who Teach category (WATE PGR).
Many congratulations to both David and Chris from all our students and colleagues for their well-deserved accolades, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to teaching in the Philosophy Department over the past year.