I can teach papers in political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of public policy, ethics, history of philosophy, philosophy of science, and ‘baby’ logic. More generally I am comfortable teaching most topics at an undergraduate level (with some obvious exceptions of some highly specialised topics such as advanced logic, or philosophy of physics). I particularly enjoy teaching philosophy of public policy, social epistemology, and political theory.
This page is intended in part as a resource for my students. It contains copies of my lecture and seminar material.
Masters in Philosophy
FIL-3013: Contemporary Political Philosophy
MPhil in Public Policy
The Cambridge MPhil in Public Policy includes a compulsory module on philosophy of public policy. I covered the topics of deontology and global poverty, and climate change and future people.
Part 1A (first-year)
Paper 2: Ethics and Political Philosophy
This is the Cambridge introduction to ethics paper.
Paper 4: Set Texts
This is the Cambridge introductory history of philosophy paper, which covers Plato, Hume, and J.S. Mill. I delivered the lectures on Mill.
J. S. Mill: On Liberty and The Subjection of Women
Mill 1 Liberty Harm Principle/ Mill 2 Liberty Free Speech/ Mill 3 Liberty Paternalism/ Mill 4 Liberty Offence/ Mill 5 Subjection Nature Nurture/ Mill 6 Subjection Marriage/ Mill 7 Subjection Progress/ Mill 8 Utilitarianism
Part 1B (second-year)
Paper 7: Political philosophy
This is the Cambridge second-year paper in political philosophy, covering topics including freedom and autonomy, equality, and democracy.
Part II (third-year)
Paper 3: Ethics
This is the Cambridge final-year paper in ethics. I covered the topic of ‘ends of action’ (notions of wellbeing, preferences, prudence and time discounting), and the topic of global justice.
Seminar on ‘Trust’ [tbc]
This is a seminar for PhD students on social epistemology.