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About this Fellow

Political philosophy, political theory



Current post

  • Morrell Professor Emerita of Political Philosophy, University of York

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Political Philosophy, University of York, 1995 - 2012
  • Director, Morrell Studies in Toleration Programme, University of York, 1990 - 1999

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President (Social Sciences), 2009 - 2012
  • Member of Council, 2007 - 2009


Politics and Morality 2009


Toleration and the Limits of Liberalism 1989


Feminism and Emotion 2000


Impartiality in Moral and Political Philosophy 2001


Other Political Studies: Political Theory, Government and International Relations Fellows

Professor Rae Langton

Ethical aspects of speech act theory and social epistemology; metaphysics of properties; history of philosophy, especially Kant; free speech, hate speech and media ethics; feminist perspectives on pornography and objectification

Professor Matthew Kramer

Political, moral, and legal philosophy: deontological ethics; justice; moral realism as a moral doctrine; legal positivism and legal objectivity; rights and freedom

Professor Jane Mansbridge

Democratic theory; the problem of legitimate coercion, understood through theories of negotiation, representation, deliberation and deliberative systems, participation, political equality, everyday activism, feminism, and public recognition of collective