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Prof Hallvard Lillehammer

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Hallvard Lillehammer is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. He was educated at UCL and at the University of Cambridge, where prior to joining Birkbeck he was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy and a Fellow of King’s College, Churchill College and the Judge Business School. He has also held appointments at KCL and Reading University. From 2013 to 2017 he was Assistant Dean and Head of the Department of Philosophy.

    ORCID

    0000-0003-3775-1396
  • Research

    Research

    Research overview

    Hallvard’s research is mainly focused on the interpretation and criticism of basic ideas in contemporary moral and political thought, including reason, objectivity, impartiality, autonomy, indifference and responsibility.

    He is the author of Companions in Guilt: Arguments for Ethical Objectivity (2007), and co-editor of Ramsey’s Legacy (2005) and Real Metaphysics (2003). He has also published widely on a range of topics in ethics, meta-ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics and the history of ethical thought.

    More information on past and present research projects is available here.

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Current doctoral researchers

    • ANDREW DINES
    • ANDREW NEWTON
    • RUSSELL CHILD

    Doctoral alumni

    • HUGO DIXON
    • JOHN SIMONS
    • NOEMI MAGNANI
    • ASHLEY LANE

    Teaching

    Hallvard teaches a range of modules in ethics, meta-ethics and political philosophy across the BA, MA and MRes programmes.        

    Topics of Ph.D students currently or recently supervised include ethical theory, meta-ethics, political philosophy and the history of ethical thought.

    Teaching modules

    • Introduction to Philosophy (SSPL074S7)
    • Research in Theoretical Philosophy (SSPL157S7)
    • Metaethics: the foundations of morality and ethical thought (Level 7, 15 credits) (SSPL179H7)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

    Book Section

  • Business and community

    Business and community

    Outreach

    Philosophy and the "Empirically Tractable'. Interview with Justin Weinberg, Daily Nous, November 2019.

    Trolley Problems and Ethical Intuitions. podcast conversation with Florian Steinberger on London Philosophy Talks, September 2020

    Interviewed by Richard Marshall at 3.16AM. November 2019

     

    ‘Moral testimony’. podcast of symposium with Hallvard Lillehammer and Roger Crisp, Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society & the Mind Association, Cambridge University, 12 July 2014.

    ‘Moral Error Theory and Moral Scepticism’. podcast of a public debate with Bart Streumer & Hallvard Lillehammer, Forum for European Philosophy, London School of Economics, 24 February 2011.

    'Philosophers and the fine art of business'City A.M., 16 March 2011.