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Nicholas Southwood

Position: Associate Professor; ARC Future Fellow; Director, Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory

School or Centre: School of Philosophy

Email: nicholas.southwood@anu.edu.au
Phone: 6125 3226, x 53226
Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3208

Website: My profile website

Qualification:

PhD

Profile

I am an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. I am also Director of the Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory and Co-Editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy. My work is primarily in moral and political philosophy but also engages with related issues in epistemology, philosophy of law and philosophy of social science. I am the author of two monographs, Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality (OUP, 2010) and Explaining Norms (OUP, 2013) and many articles in journals including EthicsMindNoûsPhilosophical Studies and Philosophy & Public Affairs. My current research investigates the nature and proper role of feasibility in politics.

Biography

  • Associate Professor (Level D), School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2017-
  • ARC Future Fellow, 2017-2021.
  • Director, Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory, School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2015-
  • Senior Research Fellow (Level C), School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2013-2016.
  • Research Fellow (Level B), School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2011-2012.
  • Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, University of Oxford, 2008-2011.

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy

Publications

Books
Papers

Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship, Princeton University, 2003-2004.
  • University Medal, ANU, 2002.

Projects and Grants

  • 2017-2021: ARC Future Fellowship. FT160100409: Feasibility in politics: Taking account of groups and institutions. Dr N Southwood. $733,992
  • 2014-2018: ARC Discovery Project. DP140102468: The demands of reason. Dr N Southwood; Prof P Pettit; Dr V McGeer; Prof J Broome. $166,000
  • 2012-2016: ARC Discovery Project. DP120101507: Political normativity and the feasibility requirement. Dr N Southwood; Prof G Brennan; Prof D Estlund. $408,587

 

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