I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, specializing in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and social epistemology. I am currently the Head of Department.
Before coming to Warwick in 2004, I taught at the University of Basel. Prior to that, I was a postdoc at the Harvard School of Public Health, where I worked with Sudhir Anand and Amartya Sen on a project on justice in health. In 2010/11, I held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
- 'Political Legitimacy under Epistemic Constraints: Why Public Reasons Matter'. In Nomos, issue on Political Legitimacy, Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartzberg (eds.), 2019.
- 'Normative Facts and Reasons.' Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 119(1): 53 - 75, 2019.
- 'Epistemic Self-Trust and Doxastic Disagreements'. Erkenntnis 84: 1189–1205, 2019.
- 'Legitimate Political Authority and Expertise.' In Legitimacy: The State and Beyond, Wojciech Sadurski, Michael Sevel, and Kevin Walton (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- 'The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Intentional Action under Normative Uncertainty'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21(1): 57–70, 2018.
More comprehensive lists of publications are available here:
- Article in The Conversation on social media rules for influential politicians (July 2019)
- Interview by Richard Marshall at 3:16 am (April 2018)
Filmed interview on political legitimacy by Luc Foisneau, CNRS (May 2017)
Blog post at Philosophers' Magazine on the general election (May 2017)
- Video of a public debate in Opatija on "Democracy or Decision-making by Experts"? (June 2016)
- Blog post at The Forum on "Democracy or Decision-making by Experts"? (2016)
- Podcast of panel discussion at LSE: Is Politics based on Morality? (2015)
- Podcast interview (in German) about my article 'The Human Right to Political Participation' (2014)
- Postcast interview about my book Democratic Legitimacy by Robert Talisse at New Books in Philosophy (2011)
Email: f.peter at warwick
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