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Fabienne Peter


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.

I am a past editor of Economics and Philosophy  and a past associate editor of the Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Recent Publications

  • 'Normative Facts and Reasons.' Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, forthcoming 2019.
  • 'Legitimate Political Authority and Expertise.' Forthcoming in Wojciech Sadurski, Michael Sevel, and Kevin Walton (eds.) Legitimacy: The State and Beyond. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • 'Political Legitimacy under Epistemic Constraints: Why Public Reasons Matter'. Forthcoming in Nomos, issue on Political Legitimacy (Melissa Schwartzberg, ed.), 2019.
  • 'Epistemic Self-Trust and Doxastic Disagreements'. Erkenntnis,, 2018.
  • 'The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Intentional Action under Normative Uncertainty'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21(1): 57–70, 2018.

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Email: f.peter at warwick
Office: Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences Building, S2.57
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