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Durham University

The Department of Philosophy

Staff

Dr Christopher Cowie

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Assistant Professor/REF Impact Officer/Student Experience Officer/Co-Director of Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics Research Cluster in the Department of Philosophy

(email at christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk)

Research Summary

I work in Moral and Political Philosophy, and Epistemology. I am especially interested in the Moral Error Theory and the study of Axiology, Population and Welfare. 

I have two new books: one on the moral error theory - Morality and Epistemic Judgement: The Argument From Analogy - published by Oxford University Press, and another on population axiology - The Repugnant Conclusion: A Philosophical Inquiry - published by Routledge. A recent collection edited by myself and Richard Rowland, Companions in Guilt Arguments in Metaethics was published earlier this year.

Prior to coming to Durham, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a post-doc for Sir Prof Partha Dasgupta. I took my PhD at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Hallvard Lillehammer, graduating in 2014, including a visiting scholarship at Princeton. 

For details of my research and teaching see my personal website.

Upcoming Talks

I will be giving talks at Frankfurt, Nottingham and Oxford this term.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Metaethics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy

Teaching Areas

  • Ethics (MA)
  • Moral Theory
  • Political Philosophy

Publications

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