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Summary: Joe works on ethics and agency in Kant and the post-Kantian tradition. He divides his time at the centre between teaching applied ethics, and helping with e-learning.
Joe is Programme Director for the centre's MAs in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics, as well as acting Programme Director for the centre's MA in Applied and Professional Ethics. He also oversees the centre's provision of ethics in the dental school.
Joe's research primarily focuses on ethics and agency in Kant and the post-Kantian tradition. He is currently working on several books: a new edition of the Groundwork with Robert Stern and Chris Bennett; a collection on media ethics with Carl Fox; and a book on well-being and economics with Paul Dalziel and his mum! Other interests include meta-ethics, and the philosophy of love.
In addition, Joe organises a regular film and philosophy series at the Hyde Park Picture House.
Joe completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield, attempting a defence of Kant's Groundwork III. Before that, he undertook a BA and MA in Philosophy at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
- Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy, co-edited with Carl Fox, (Routledge, 2018)
- Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, co-edited and translated with Robert Stern and Chris Bennett (Oxford University Press, 2018)
- Well-being Economics, co-written with Paul Dalziel and Caroline Saunders (Palgrave, 2018)
- 'Kant and Degrees of Responsibility', in the Journal of Applied Philosophy
- 'Practical Reasons to Believe: Kant and James on Religion', forthcoming in the European Journal of Philosophy (co-authored with Neil Williams)
- 'We must act under the Idea of Freedom', forthcoming in Natur und Freiheit: Akten des XII. Kant-Congresses (2018)
- 'Taking Love Seriously: McTaggart, Absolute Reality and Chemistry', in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy
- The Value of Practical Knowledge, Hegel Bulletin 37 (2016), pp. 117-36
- 'Kant and the Problem of Recognition', International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (2016) (Winner of the Robert Papazian Annual Essay Prize on Themes from Ethics and Political Philosophy), pp. 164-82
Kant, Rational Psychology and Practical Reason, Kantian Yearbook 6 (2014), pp. 11535
Review of Wuerth J, Kant on Mind, Action and Ethics, in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (2016), pp. 382-84
Review of Allison H, Kants Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (2013), pp. 61619