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Michael Garnett

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Michael Garnett received his BA and MPhil in Philosophy from Cambridge University and his PhD from 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 joining Birkbeck in 2007.

    Qualifications

    • PhD, University of Toronto, 2006
    • MPhil, Cambridge University, 2001
    • BA, Cambridge University, 2000

    Administrative responsibilities

    • Tutor to Research Students
  • Research

    Research

    Research interests

    • Social and Political Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Philosophy of Agency

    Research overview

    Michael is interested in a variety of issues relating to freedom and autonomy, including coercion, manipulation, indoctrination, ideology, oppression and domination, as well as the history of the idea of freedom. 

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Michael welcomes research students in any of the areas of his research interests, and is always happy to receive enquiries from prospective students.

    Current doctoral researchers

    • MATTIAS AHLGREN
    • STEVEN MONTGOMERY

    Doctoral alumni

    • RACHELLE BASCARA

    Teaching

    Michael's teaching varies from year to year. Below are the modules he is teaching at the moment.

    Teaching modules

    • Politics and Society (SSPL010H4)
    • Moral Responsibility (Level 7) (SSPL145H7)
    • Research in Theoretical Philosophy (SSPL157S7)
    • Research in Practical Philosophy (SSPL158S7)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

    Letter

    External Repositories