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Philosophy welcomes two new lecturers

Published: 21 July 2010

Philosophy at Southampton is pleased to welcome two new colleagues, Fiona Woollard and Conor McHugh.

Fiona Woollard will join Philosophy in September 2010. She completed her PhD at the University of Reading in 2008 and has since held a temporary lectureship at the University of Sheffield. Fiona's main research interests are in normative ethics, in particular exploration of the nature and moral significance of deontological distinctions such as the distinction between doing and allowing harm. Her other research interests include applied ethics and the philosophy of sex. She has published papers in journals such as Mind, Ratio and Pacific Philosophy Quarterly on the distinction between doing and allowing, the distinction between action and omission, pornography and the norm of monogamy.

Conor McHugh's principal areas of research interests are epistemology and philosophy of mind, in particular issues concerning epistemic normativity, mental agency and doxastic voluntarism, and he has published articles in such journals as Philosophical Studies, Synthese and European Journal of Philosophy. Conor completed his PhD in 2008 at the University of Edinburgh, where he subsequently held a non-stipendiary lectureship. He is presently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris, working on a project on Knowledge, Metacognition and Modes of Justification, and will join Philosophy in September 2011 after completing his fellowship.

Philosophy is very pleased to welcome these colleagues and we are sure that they will make a great contribution to teaching and research.

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