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David Bather Woods

 
Profile

I am a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy with academic responsibilities for admissions, outreach and widening participation. In 2020/21, I will be acting as Director of Student Experience and Progression. I have taught a wide range of topics in philosophy, mainly in the history of philosophy and the philosophy of value, particularly ethics and aesthetics. My research focuses on the 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, especially his pessimism, but recently also his moral and political philosophy.

Teaching

Students making choices for their optional modules next year can click the links below to find out more.

Publications

‘Seriously Bored: Schopenhauer on Solitary Confinement’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2019) 27 (5): 959-978.

‘Schopenhauer on the State and Morality’. In The Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook, edited by Sandra Shapshay. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

‘Großbritannien’. In Schopenhauer-Handbuch, edited by Daniel Schubbe and Matthias Koßler. J.B. Metzler Verlag, 2014 (1st Ed.), 2018 (2nd Ed.).

Online

'The semi-satisfied life' (on Schopenhauer and happiness) for Aeon

'The best books on Arthur Schopenhauer' interview with Five Books

'Schopenhauer on Boredom, Loneliness and Compassion' and 'The History of Philosophy: its value and limitations' interview with Common Room Philosophy

Administration
  • Acting Director of Student Experience and Progression
  • Outreach and Widening Participation Lead
Contact

Email: d dot woods at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office: S2.38 (Social Sciences)

(Virtual) Advice and Feedback Hours (Term 1, 2020):

Monday 2-3

Tuesday 2-3

Please email to arrange an appointment

David Woods