Research interests of members of the Philosophy department
Lucy Allais's research interests include Kant, moral philosophy and freedom of will. She is currently working on Kant's idealism, and planning to work on his account of freewill. She is also writing on forgiveness.
Andrew Chitty's research interests are in Fichte, Hegel, Marx, political philosophy and the philosophy of law. He is currently working on a book on Hegel.
Paul Davies is interested in 19th- and 20th-Century European philosophy, and in contrasting 'Continental' and 'Analytic' approaches to a whole range of issues, including language, interpretation, truth, and art. He is currently working on a project on the differences between philosophical and literary discourse and on the various ways in which literature becomes a problem for philosophy.
Katerina Deligiorgi's major interests are in Kant, Hegel, ethics, aesthetics and the history of philosophy. Her current research is in the area of value and normativity in ethics and aesthetics. She has become increasingly interested in issues of philosophical style and in the relation between literary and philosophical ways of addressing issues of ethical and aesthetic value. She is the author of Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment. SUNY Press (2005), and the editor of Hegel: New Directions. Acumen/ McGill-Queen's (2006).
Gordon Finlayson's research interests are in social and political theory and ethics. He also has interests in ancient philosophy, the history of philosophy and in the philosophy of art and culture. He specialises in modern German philosophy. He has written on Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, German idealism, and on Frankfurt School critical theory. He recent research has been on Adorno and Habermas. He is the author of Habermas: A Very short Introduction
Jonardon Ganeri is currently the holder of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (10.2007-9.2009), studying epistemology and metaphysics in classical and early modern India. The project will result in a book to be published by Oxford University Press in 2010/11. He also holds an AHRC Research Project Grant (2008-2010) to investigate a variety of conceptions of self and responses to the no-self theory of the Indian Buddhists.
Michael Morris's interests are in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, and ancient philosophy. He is the author of The Good and the True, which links together questions in metaphysics, ethics and the philosophy of mind; Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and the Routledge Guide to Wittgenstein and the Tractatus (forthcoming, 2008). He is currently working on a further book on the philosophy of language.
Sarah Sawyer's research interests lie in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology and Metaphysics. Her published work focuses primarily on the implications of anti-individualism and on empty singular terms. She has published numerous articles on internalism and externalism in epistemology and semantics.
Tanja Staehler's main interests are Plato, Hegel, and phenomenology (especially Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas). She is currently working on a project that examines the relationship between Plato and Levinas concerning art, ethics, and politics.
Kathleen Stock specialises in Aesthetics from an 'analytic' perspective, and is particularly interested in a range of problems relating to the nature of the imagination, and its relation to art and fiction. Her current research investigates the nature of imagination and its relation to belief, supposing, and fantasising; the nature of affective and conative attitudes towards fictional characters; and the motivational potential of imagination. She is working on a monograph about imagination and fiction.