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Professor John Broome FBA

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About this Fellow

Professor Broome is Emeritus White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. He works on normativity, rationality and reasoning, and also on the ethics of climate change. He was Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.



Current post

  • Emeritus White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Economics, University of Bristol, 1992 - 1995
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews, 1996 - 2000
  • White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2000 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, The Australian National University, 2013 - 2017


The Microeconomics of Capitalism


Rationality Through Reasoning


Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World


Weighing goods: Equality, Uncertainty and Time


Counting the Cost of Global Warming


Ethics Out of Economics


Weighing Lives


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