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.
- '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, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-018-0004-x, 2018.
- '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:
- Interview by Richard Marshall at 3am magazine (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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