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Dr Joanna Burch-Brown

Dr Joanna Burch-Brown

Dr Joanna Burch-Brown


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Research summary

I write and teach on twentieth century Black philosophical thought and the arts, Kantian ethics and consequentialism, group processes and intergroup attitudes (e.g. prejudice formation and reduction), environmental ethics and philosophy of ecology.  Much of my work draws across different disciplines, in particular often bringing together philosophy of science and ethics, or ethics and the arts.  I also have interests in philosophy of action, aesthetics, philosophy of science and social science, decision theory, and philosophy of statistics.

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I am a lecturer in Philosophy at Bristol University, and my research is in normative and practical ethics.  I did my doctoral work at University of Cambridge (King's College), in the History and Philosophy of Science Department.  My undergraduate work was at Oberlin College, in politics (environmental political theory) and I did an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Cambridge.  Before coming to Bristol, I spent a year as a Research Fellow at Oxford University, in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. 

For 12 years (2003-2015) I acted as a trustee and director ...

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