Professor John Broome FBA


Elected 2000

UK 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

The Australian National University Adjunct Professor

Jun 2013 - Jan 2017

University of Oxford White's Professor of Moral Philosophy

Jan 2000 - Sep 2014

University of St Andrews Professor of Philosophy

Jan 1996 - Jan 2000

University of Bristol Professor of Economics

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995


The Microeconomics of Capitalism

Published in 1981

Rationality Through Reasoning

Published in 2013

Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World

Published in 2012

Weighing goods: Equality, Uncertainty and Time

Published in 1991

Counting the Cost of Global Warming

Published in 1992

Ethics Out of Economics

Published in 1999

Weighing Lives

Published in 2004

Eight Fellows of the British Academy respond to climate activism tactics

What do the country's leading humanities and social sciences scholars think about the growing movement for climate action?

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