Prof Christopher Megone

Prof Christopher Megone

Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics, Director Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied

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Summary: Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics (including Applied Ethics, especially Medical and Business Ethics); Moral Psychology and Practical Reasoning.

Chris joined the University of Leeds in 1991, after working at York for eight years, and is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics. His undergraduate and graduate studies were all undertaken at Oxford.

From 2003-2006 he was Director of Learning and Teaching for Philosophy, and during that time he led a successful £3 million bid for a new Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied of which is now Director.

As part of this role, he directs the Centre's MA in Health Care Ethics and Online MA in Applied and Professional Ethics. He Director of International Liaison in the Faculty of Arts.

In 2006 he was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship, thereby becoming a lifelong member of the Association of NTFs.

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle, especially Aristotelian ethics, political philosophy and metaphysics
  • Moral Psychology: especially rationality, desire and value
  • Applied Ethics: especially Medical Ethics and Business Ethics

Selected Publications

  • European Neonatal Research: Consent, Ethics Committees, and Law, pp. 272, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001 (with S. Mason)
  • "One Concept of Liberty", in Political Studies, pp.611-622, (December, 1987), partly reprinted in "From 'One concept of liberty'" in I. Carter, M. Kramer, H. Steiner (eds.), Freedom: a philosophical anthology, pp.163-5 (Blackwells, Oxford, 2007).
  • "Persons and Potentiality: An Aristotelian Approach", in Mark Kuczewski and Ronald Polansky (eds.) Bioethics, Ancient Themes in Contemporary Issues, pp. 155-177, (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. 2000).
  • "Mental Illness, Metaphysics, Facts and Values", in Philosophical Papers, Volume 36, pp. 399-426, 2007.

Downloadable versions of papers freely available via White Rose Research Online