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UK Fellow, Law, Philosophy, elected in 2004

Professor Antony Duff FBA

Philosophy Commercial and Company Law
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About this Fellow

After undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Oxford, Antony Duff taught from 1970 to 2009 in Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling, where he is now a Professor Emeritus; from 2010 to 2015 he held a half-time chair in the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was also co-director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo. He has held a British Academy Research Readership (1989-91), and a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2002-2005). He works in the philosophy of criminal law, and has published on criminal punishment, on the structures of criminal liability, on the criminal process and on criminalization. He recently led major AHRC-funded research projects on The Trial on Trial, and on Criminalization, and also chaired the British Academy working group that produced the policy report on prisons - A Presumption Against Imprisonment (2014).



Current post

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer to Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling, 1970
  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling, University of Stirling, 1990
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling, 1990


Trials and Punishments 1986

Intention, Agency and Criminal Liability 1990

Criminal Attempts 1996

Punishment, Communication and Community 2000

Answering for Crime 2007

The Trial on Trial 2007

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