- Normative Ethics
- Applied Ethics, esp Global Poverty
- Metaethics and Normativity
- History of Moral Philosophy: John Stuart Mill
- Aesthetic Normativity
Current research projects include:
1. The demandingness of morality
3. Aesthetic normativity
4. Blame and its alternatives
5. The normativity of the sentiments
Brian McElwee is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton, Director of the Southampton Ethics Centre, and Director of the British Society of Ethical Theory.
He studied at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, and taught at the Universities of Oxford, Warwick and St Andrews, before joining the philosophy department in Southampton in 2016.