Dr Daniel  Elstein

Dr Daniel Elstein

Lecturer in Ethical and Political Philosophy

+44 (0)113 34 31709

Summary: Ethics; Philosophy of Language; Political Philosophy; Metaphysics; Epistemology

Location: G.07 (Michael Sadler building)

Teaching Commitments: PPE programme director; PHIL 2322 Moral Philosophy; PHIL 1111 PPE First Year Seminar; PHIL 1080 The Good, the Bad, the Right and the Wrong


Daniel re-joined the School in 2013, having previously taught here from 2007-11, followed by appointments at the University of Reading and University College London. He studied Philosophy at Cambridge University, where he was awarded the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD.

The main focus of his research is in the foundations of morality, concentrating on the nature of moral judgement and how it is possible for moral claims to be justified. His other research interests are connected either to other applications of the expressivist machinery involved in this meta-ethical project, or to the conclusions in normative ethics which seem to follow from it. He is the programme director for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA and co-director of the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind.

Research Interests

  • Ethics: Meta-ethics, Normative Ethics, Kant's Ethics
  • Metaphysics/Philosophy of Language: Realism & Anti-Realism, Modality
  • Political Philosophy: Distributive Justice, Autonomy
  • Epistemology: Entitlement, Epistemic Consequentialism