Professor Pekka Väyrynen

Professor Pekka Väyrynen

Professor of Moral Philosophy

+44 (0)113 34 31890

Summary: Metaethics; Practical Reason; Value Theory; Normative Ethics.

Pekka researches and teaches moral philosophy. His primary research focus is metaethics. Other areas of interest relevant to his work include philosophy of language, metaphysics, and epistemology. His research has been supported by grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme. He is also Director of the Centre for Ethics and Metaethics and maintains the Leeds philosophy events calendar

More information about Pekka's work and interests can be found on his personal webpage

Research and Supervision Interests 

  • Metaethics
  • Practical Reason
  • Value Theory
  • Normative Ethics 

Representative Publications

Pekka's other publications and his full CV can be found on his personal webpage.

Research Students 

  • Marc Wilcox, 'The Moral Status of Non-Human Animals' (2013-16; jointly supervised with Gerald Lang).
  • Wouter Kalf, 'A Defence of Moral Error Theory' (2013 award; jointly supervised with Andrew McGonigal).
  • Brooke Barnum-Roberts, 'A Reactive Attitudes Account of Desert' (at UC Davis; 2008 award).
  • Christian Coons, 'The Value of Individuals and the Value of States' (at UC Davis; 2006 award; jointly supervised with Connie Rosati).