Associate Professor Nicholas Southwood

Position: Academic

School: School of Philosophy

Email: nicholas.southwood@anu.edu.au

Phone: 61 2 6125 3226

Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3208

Qualification:

PhD

Researcher profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/southwood-nf?term=southwood

Nicholas Southwood is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. He is also Director of the Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory and Co-Editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy. His work is primarily in moral and political philosophy but also engages with related issues in epistemology, philosophy of law and philosophy of social science. He is author of two monographs, Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality (OUP, 2010) and Explaining Norms (OUP, 2013) and many articles in journals including EthicsMindNoûsPhilosophical Studies and Philosophy & Public Affairs. His current research investigates the nature and proper role of feasibility in politics.

A TedXTalk he gave in July 2017 on some of the dangers of dismissing ideas for being "just not feasible" is available here.

Biography

  • Associate Professor (Level D), School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2017-
  • ARC Future Fellow, 2017-2021.
  • Director, Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory, School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2015-
  • Senior Research Fellow (Level C), School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2013-2016.
  • Research Fellow (Level B), School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 2011-2012.
  • Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, University of Oxford, 2008-2011.
Books
Papers
  • 2017-2021: ARC Future Fellowship. FT160100409: Feasibility in politics: Taking account of groups and institutions. Dr N Southwood. $733,992
  • 2014-2018: ARC Discovery Project. DP140102468: The demands of reason. Dr N Southwood; Prof P Pettit; Dr V McGeer; Prof J Broome. $166,000
  • 2012-2016: ARC Discovery Project. DP120101507: Political normativity and the feasibility requirement. Dr N Southwood; Prof G Brennan; Prof D Estlund. $408,587

 

  • Fulbright Scholarship, Princeton University, 2003-2004.
  • University Medal, ANU, 2002.

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