Professor Jonathan Dancy FBA

Philosophy, especially moral philosophy and the philosophy of action

Elected 2016

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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

University of Reading Senior Research Professor of Philosophy

2013 - 2016

University of Texas at Austin Darrell K Royal Professor of Ethics and American Society

2011 -

University of Texas at Austin Professor of Philosophy

2005 - 2011

University of Reading Research Professor of Philosophy

2004 - 2011

University of Reading Professor of Philosophy

1996 - 2004

All Souls College, Oxford Visiting Fellow

1993 - 1994

University of Pittsburgh Visiting Professor of Philosophy

1988 - 1989

Keele University Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and then Professor of Philosophy

1970 - 1996


Ethics Without Principles 2004

Practical Reality 2000

Moral Reasons 1993

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