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Prof Simon Hailwood BA MA PhD

Professor Philosophy


    Personal Statement

    I was appointed to a permanent Lectureship in Philosophy at Liverpool in 2004 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008. My main interests are in moral and political philosophy and especially how these areas of philosophy inform, and might be informed by, environmental philosophy. I am also interested in the debate between realism and moralism in political theory; in particular at the moment figuring out the relationship between political realism and philosophical pragmatism. I have published three monographs, twelve journal articles and seven book contributions. A few years ago I led the AHRC networking project 'New Thinking on Alienation', my work on which culminated in my most recent monograph: Alienation and Nature in Environmental Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2015). A recent review of this book is here

    I am also Managing Editor of the journal Environmental Values

    Personal Distinctions

    • Invited paper for Reframing Environmentalism panel (Invitation to Speak, European Consortium of Political Research, Joint Sessions, Pisa 2016)
    • Invited paper for the Making Sense of the Anthropocene panel (Invitation to Speak, European Consortium for Political Research, General Conference, Glasgow 2014)
    • Invited paper at Philosophy Research Seminar (Invitation to Speak, Uinversity of East Anglia 2016)

    Administrative Roles

    • Departmental Research and REF Lead; Postgraduate Research Lead

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