'Philosophy is the attempt to get clear about very fundamental (though often deceptively simple) questions that don't naturally belong to any other science, and also to use the techniques of rigorous argument to arrive at defensible and reasonable positions on them. It's not easy, nor does it come naturally to everyone. But there in an undeniable thrill in joining a collaborative enterprise that has been going on for 2500 years, and making one's own contribution to clarifying and answering some of the deepest questions we can ask about the world and our place in it.'
- Teaching and Research Staff
- Research and Teaching strengths
- Recent and Representative Publications
- Other Philosophers in the Exeter Community
Exeter has a proud tradition in philosophy, and we currently have a robust and healthy philosophical community. We have two members of academic staff currently engaged in research and teaching in the subject, and as philosophy is taught at Exeter as part of five undergraduate joint degrees, we have a large population of undergraduates actively studying philosophy too.
Philosophers at Exeter are also heavily involved in the research and teaching programs of the Faculty of Philosophy in the University, one of the world's great centers for philosophy.
Teaching and Research Staff:
Research and Teaching strengths
The core areas of research expertise at Exeter are in aesthetics, German philosophy, and ethics (Dr Huddleston). We especially encourage students who are interested in these areas to apply to Exeter.
Recent and Representative Publications
- Andrew Huddleston, “The Conversation Argument for Actual Intentionalism,”British Journal of Aesthetics 52:3 (2012)
- Andrew Huddleston, “Naughty Beliefs,” Philosophical Studies 160:2 (2012)
- Andrew Huddleston, “In Defense of Artistic Value,” Philosophical Quarterly62:249 (2012)
- Andrew Huddleston, “Nietzsche’s Cultural Perfectionism,” forthcoming inNietzsche’s Values, ed. Ken Gemes and Christopher Janaway, (Oxford University Press)
- Andrew Huddleston, “Nietzsche and the Hope of Normative Convergence,” forthcoming in Does Anything Really Matter? Parfit on Objectivity, ed. Peter Singer, (Oxford University Press)
- Andrew Huddleston, “Nietzsche on Slavery and Human Dignity,” forthcoming in the Journal of the History of Philosophy
Other Historians in the Exeter Community
Many distinguished philosophers have been associated with Exeter over the years, and some remain part of our wider community, as Emeritus and Honorary Fellows.
- Mr Christopher Kirwan, Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy
- Prof Paul Snowdon, Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy; now Grote Professor of Mind and Logic at UCL
- Prof D M Armstrong, Honorary Fellow; Challis Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Sydney
Last updated October 2011.