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Professor Daniel Whiting BA (hons), MA, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, Head of Philosophy

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Daniel Whiting is Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department 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. In 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University.

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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Tuesday 11:00-12:00
Friday 14:00-15:00

In room 1037 at Avenue (building 65).

Research interests

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. Recent topics include: the nature of reasons; the distinction between subjective and objective reasons; the distinction between first- and second-order reasons; epistemic and motiviational constraints on reasons; norms of belief, assertion, and practical reasoning; epistemic value; and the evaluative testimony.

Daniel was the Principal Investigator on Normativity: Epistemic and Practical, a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. His Co-Investigators were Conor McHugh and Jonathan Way.

Daniel would be pleased to hear from students seeking supervision on topics which fall within his areas of research interest.

Affiliate research groups

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

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