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UK Fellow, Philosophy, elected in 2016

Professor Jonathan Dancy FBA

Philosophy, especially moral philosophy and the philosophy of action
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About this Fellow

Principal Publications: 1. An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1985. 2. Berkeley: an Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987), pp. 165. 3. ed. (with E. Sosa) A Companion to Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992) 4. Moral Reasons (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993). 5. ed. Reading Parfit (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997). 6. ed. Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). 7. ed. Berkeley: Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). 8. Practical Reality (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000). 9. Ethics Without Principles (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004). 10. Practical Shape: a Theory of Practical Reasoning, forthcoming (Oxford University Press).



Current post

  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Past Appointments

  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1988 - 1989
  • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1993 - 1994
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and then Professor of Philosophy, Keele University, 1970 - 1996
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading, 1996 - 2004
  • Research Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading, 2004 - 2011
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 2005 - 2011
  • Senior Research Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading, 2013 - 2016
  • Darrell K Royal Professor of Ethics and American Society, University of Texas at Austin, 2011 - 1970


Ethics Without Principles 2004


Practical Reality 2000


Moral Reasons 1993


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