Staff Profile:Patrick Tomlin

Name:
Dr Patrick Tomlin
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:

I am presently the Acting Director for Postgraduate Research Studies.

In 2014-15 I will be convening two final-year modules:

  • Crime and Punishment: Theoretical Perspectives
  • War, Peace and International Ethics
Areas of Interest:

I am interested in a variety of questions within political, legal and moral philosophy.

My research interests can be broadly split into four overlapping areas:

1. Distributive Ethics

Including: justice as fairness; contractualism; equality; luck egalitarianism; fairness; distributing the costs of children.

2. Philosophy of Crime and Punishment

Including: justifications of punishment (especially retributivism and the duty view); the metric of punishment; theories of criminalization; the presumption of innocence; criminalization and sentencing under conditions of moral uncertainty and disagreement; political liberalism and the criminal law/punishment; and, in general, the interrelationship between principles of punishment, trial, sentencing and criminalization.

3. Moral Uncertainty and Disagreement

Including: What to do when morally uncertain (with Christian Barry, ANU); political liberalism and the criminal law/punishment; democratic theory and ideal/non-ideal theory; 'free votes', individual legislators, and 'issues of conscience'; criminalization and sentencing decisions under uncertainty.

4. Children and the Family

Including: distributing the costs of children; what we do to people in creating them and what we do (or don't) owe them as a result; understanding what sort of things children are, and what follows morally and politically.

Research groups / Centres:

Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy (REAPP)

Applied Political Theory

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Qualifications:
BA (Hons) (Nottingham)
MA (London: UCL)
DPhil (Oxford)
PatrickTomlin

Contact Details

Email:
p.r.tomlin@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8503

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