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Mat Coakley

Teaching Fellow in Philosophy.

Office: S2.54

Advice and Feedback hours:

Regular advice and feedback hours will be term time (except for reading week) Tuesdays 2-4pm you can sign up for a slot and I will call you on teams at some point during that time, slot sign up is here.

(If you cannot make the Tuesday A&F please email and we can sort it out there, thank you)

Personal academic webpage here

Research Interests

I work in political philosophy and ethics, with interests in normative economics and epistemology. My PhD was from New York University and I've previously also taught at the LSE.

Selected publications


"Hempel, Grue and the Logical Empiricist Baseline". 2018, Erkenntnis 

"Motivation Ethics" (book), 2017 Bloomsbury Academic

"Classifying States: Instrumental rhetoric or a compelling normative theory?". 2017, Ethics and Global Politics. (with P. Maffettone)

"Interpersonal Comparisons of the Good: Epistemic not Impossible". 2016 Utilitas

“Markets on the Margin: Sweatshops” (chapter) in “Politics, Philosophy & Economics: The Key Readings” 2015 Oxford University Press, Eds Anomaly, Brennan, Munger, Sayre-McCord (with M Kates, based on Coakley & Kates 2013).

"The Ethical and Economic Case for Sweatshop Regulation" 2013, Journal of Business Ethics, (with M Kates).

"On the Value of Political Legitimacy" 2011, Politics, Philosophy & Economics