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Dr Daniel Whiting BA (hons), MA, PhD

Associate Professor, Head of Philosophy, Director of Lifelong Learning

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Dr Daniel Whiting is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

Before taking up his post at Southampton in 2007, Daniel studied and then held a Lectureship at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading. He is presently a member of the Mind Association Executive committee and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Daniel lives by the beach in Pokesdown (in Boscombe (in Bournemouth)). He is married to Hayley, the Heritage Archive and Research manager for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. They have two sons - Elliot and Stanley.

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Monday 10:00 - 11:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00




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Daniel has published in a wide range of subjects in philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy. One theme which runs through much of this work is normativity - very roughly, the right and the good. At present, he is the Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Early Career Research Project, Normativity: Epistemic and Practical. His Co-Investigators are Conor McHugh and Jonathan Way. For more information, visit:

Daniel presently supervises PhD students working on inferential role semantics and epistemic vale. He would be pleased to hear from students seeking supervision on topics which fall within his areas of research interest.

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Epistemology, Wittgenstein and Early Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic and Metaphysics, Ethics

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