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Welcome to our new staff

Martin Sticker

Tuomas Tahko

12 September 2018

Welcome to our new permanent staff, Martin Sticker and Tuomas Tahko, and our new teaching fellows, Max Jones and Robert Chapman.

New permanent staff

Martin Sticker

Welcome to Martin Sticker who joins us as a lecturer in ethics.

Martin specializes in Kant, Kantian ethics, Hegel, normative ethics with emphasis on moral overdemandingness and the debate between Kantians and Consequentialists. Recently he has been developing his interest in climate ethics and global justice.

He joins us from a postdoc position at Trinity College Dublin

Tuomas Tahko

Tuomas Takho has also just started, as a reader in the metaphysics of science.

Tuomas specialises in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophical logic, with a particular focus on the metaphysics of science.

He joins us from the University of Helsinki and brings with him an ERC consolidator grant.


New teaching fellows

Welcome also to Max Jones and Robert Chapman who are hired as teaching fellows for the coming year. 

Max Jones

Max Jones works on the Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Maths.

His research is primarily motivated by the conviction that recent developments in the sciences of the mind have significant implications for traditional philosophical debates in metaphysics and epistemology. 

Max did his PhD in philosophy at Bristol with Richard Pettigrew. He joins us from the University of Leeds where he has been working as a postdoc on John Divers' Thinking Counterfactually project.

He will be teaching Realism, Epistemology and Metaphysics, and Critical Reasoning.

Robert Chapman

Robert Chapman specialises in the philosophy of medicine (especially psychiatry), bioethics, critical autism studies, neurodiversity, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein.

He did his PhD at Essex, funded by the Shirley Foundation, and has taught at King's College London and the University of Essex. This year he will be teaching Philosophy of Medicine and Death, Dying and Disease.

Also check out Robert's blog on neurodiversity.


Good luck to our staff who are leaving

Good luck to Alexander Bird who is now the Peter Sowerby Chair in Philosophy and Medicine at KCL, and to Megan Blomfield who has taken up a position as a lecturer at the University of Sheffield. We wish them the best of luck.

Also thank you very much to Ana Cretu and Mark Pinder who were our teaching fellows last year. Ana now takes up a postdoc position at the University of Edinburgh, Mark is now a lecturer at the Open University. 

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