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Dr Alex Gregory BA, MA (Nottingham), PhD (Reading)

Lecturer, Director of Programmes

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Dr Alex Gregory is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

Alex completed his PhD at the University of Reading in 2011, and lectured there until Summer 2013, when he took up his present post at Southampton.

For further information, please see his personal webpage.


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Tuesday 11:00-12:00
Friday 11:00-12:00

In room 1041 at Avenue (Building 65)

Research interests

I work primarily in ethics. My present research divides broadly into three categories: First, I am working on the nature of desires, and the relationship they have with our beliefs, with how we act, and with rationality. This connects with broader interests in metaethics, moral psychology, and the philosophy of normativity. Second, I am working on happiness and wellbeing, and most recently on questions about the rationality of happiness. Third, I am working on questions about disability. How we should understand the nature of disability? How does disability relate to wellbeing?

PhD Supervision

I have recently supervised students on topics such as reasons internalism, expressivism, and desire satisfaction theories of wellbeing.

I would be very happy to supervise students on anything related to my research interests, such as questions about the nature of desire or normative judgement, questions about the extent to which reasons for action depend on desires, questions about the nature of wellbeing or happiness, questions about the norms governing happiness, and questions about the nature of disability and/or its (dis)value. 

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PHIL3041 Happiness and Wellbeing

Dr Alex Gregory
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton SO17 1BF, United Kingdom

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