Dr Ben Bramble

Dr Ben Bramble

Position: Lecturer

School: School of Philosophy

Email: ben.bramble@anu.edu.au

Location: Level 6, RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent


PhD, University of Sydney (2014)

Personal website: http://www.benbramble.com/

In 2019-2020, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton University. Before then, I was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin. Earlier still, I held postdocs at the University of Vienna and Lund University. ​I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2014.

My main research interests are moral and political philosophy, with a current focus on population ethics, utilitarianism, and bioethics and emerging technologies.


  1. The Passing of Temporal Well-Being, Routledge (2018).
  2. Pandemic Ethics, Bartleby Press (2020).



·  "Unknown Pleasures", Philosophical Studies (2019).

·  "Evolutionary Debunking Arguments and Our Shared Hatred of Pain", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2018).​

·  "Evaluative Beliefs First", Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics (2018).

·  "A New Defense of Hedonism about Well-Being", Ergo (2016).​​

·  "The Experience Machine", Philosophy Compass (2016).​

·  "On Susan Wolf's 'Good-For-Nothings'", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2015).

·  "Consequentialism about Meaning in Life", Utilitas (2015).

·  "On William James’s ‘Is Life Worth Living?'", Ethics (2014).

·  "Whole-Life Welfarism", American Philosophical Quarterly (2014).

·  "The Distinctive Feeling Theory of Pleasure", Philosophical Studies (2013).

Winner of the 2015 American Philosophical Association's Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize for best published article in philosophy by an adjunct or postdoc.

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