Schopenhauer's aesthetic theory
Alex Neill is a Professor of Philosophy, whose research and educational interests focus on philosophical aesthetics, 18th century philosophy (especially Hume), and 19th century philosophy (especially Schopenhauer). Before moving to Southampton, he held positions at the Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, Trinity University in Texas and the University of St Andrews. He holds the degrees of B.A. (Hons.) (Southampton), M.A. (Alberta) and Ph.D. (Cambridge).
He is a member of the Governing Body of Brockenhurst College and the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. In previous years, he served on the Boards of the Higher Education Academy and the Southampton Cultural Development Trust, and has been a member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council Peer Review College, the New Forest National Park Authority, and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Ethics Committee. He also serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals and of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Between 2012 and 2022 he served first as Pro Vice-Chancellor and then as Vice-President with responsibility for Education at the University of Southampton.