Dr Michael Garnett
Michael Garnett received his BA and MPhil in philosophy at Cambridge University, before proceeding to a PhD at the University of Toronto. After briefly trying his hand as a secondary school teacher, he took up a College Lectureship at Wadham College, Oxford, before coming to Birkbeck in 2007.
Michael Garnett's research interests are in political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of agency. His current project is an investigation into the nature of freedom.
Areas of research supervision
Moral and political philosophy
- 'The Autonomous Life: A Pure Social View', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming 2013. [Open Access]
- 'Fischer-Style Compatibilism', Analysis, forthcoming 2013. [Open Access]
- 'Taking the Self Out of Self-Rule', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16/1 (2013). [Open Access]
- 'Practical Reason and the Unity of Agency', Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41/3 (2011). [Open Access]
- 'Ignorance, Incompetence and the Concept of Liberty', The Journal of Political Philosophy 15/4 (2007). [Open Access]