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Professor Philip Stratton-Lake

Professor Philip Stratton-Lake
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Research Division Leader
Unit of Assessment Lead
Post Graduate Admissions

Areas of Interest

Moral Philosophy, including moral realism, axiology, moral epistemology, ethical intuitionism, and Kant's ethics.

Ongoing research in Monograph on Rossian pluralism, and various articles on moral epistemology, the buck-passing account of value, achievement and well-being, and meaningfulness.

Prof. Stratton-Lake is author of Kant, Duty, and Moral Worth, and is editor of Ethical Intuitionism: Re-evaluations, On what We Owe to Each Other, W. D. Ross's The Right and the Good, and the section on German Idealism in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Continental Philosophy.

PhD Supervision:

I am happy to supervise doctoral research projects in the following areas:

  • Ethical Intuitionism
  • Kant's moral philosophy
  • Metaethics
  • Normative ethics

Outside interests:

  • Associate Editor of Kantian Review;
  • Council member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

See Professor Philip Stratton-Lake's personal page.

Research groups / Centres


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Number of items: 24.


Stratton-Lake, P. (2021) Derivative deprivation and the wrong of abortion. Bioethics, 35 (3). pp. 277-283. ISSN 1467-8519 doi:


Stratton-Lake, P. (2018) Necessarily co-extensive predicates and reduction. International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, 8 (4). pp. 282-299. ISSN 2210-5700 doi:


Stratton-Lake, P. (2017) The buck passing account of value: assessing the negative thesis. In: Kirchin, S. (ed.) Reading Parfit: On On What Matters. Routledge, London, pp. 82-95. ISBN 0415529506


Stratton-Lake, P. (2016) Intuition, self-evidence, and understanding. In: Oxford Studies in Metaethics. Oxford University Press, pp. 1-18. doi:


Stratton-Lake, P. (2013) Dancy on buck passing. In: Bakhurst, D., Hooker, B. and Little, M. O. (eds.) Thinking about reasons. Themes from the philosophy of Jonathan Dancy. Oxford University Press, Oxford . ISBN 9780199604678

Stratton-Lake, P. (2013) Dancy on buck-passing. In: Bakhurst, D., Hooker, B. and Little, M. O. (eds.) Thinking About Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 76-96. ISBN 9780199604678


Stratton-Lake, P. (2012) Rational intuitionism. In: Crisp, R. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 337-357. ISBN 9780199545971


Stratton-Lake, P. (2011) Recalcitrant pluralism. Ratio, 24 (4). pp. 364-383. ISSN 1467-9329 doi:

Stratton-Lake, P. (2011) Eliminativism about derivative prima facie duties. In: Hurka, T. (ed.) Underivative Duty: British Moralists from Sidgwick to Ewing. Oxford University Press, Oxford , pp. 146-165. ISBN 9780199577446


Stratton-Lake, P. J. (2010) Intuitionism. In: Skorupski, J. (ed.) The Routledge companion to ethics. Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 467-477. ISBN 9780415413626


Stratton-Lake, P. (2009) Roger Crisp on goodness and reasons. Mind, 118 (472). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1460-2113 doi:

Stratton-Lake, P. (2009) Ethical choice. In: Shand, J. (ed.) Central issues of philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 219-230. ISBN 9781405162708


Stratton-Lake, P. (2008) Being virtuous and the virtues: two aspects of Kant's doctrine of virtue. In: Betzler, M. (ed.) Kant's ethics of virtue. Walter de Gruyter & Co, pp. 101-122. ISBN 9783110177282


Stratton-Lake, P. (2006) Moral motivation in Kant. In: Bird, G. (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Kant. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 322-334. ISBN 9781405111973

Stratton-Lake, P. and Hooker, B. (2006) Scanlon versus Moore on goodness. In: Horgan, T. and Timmons, M. (eds.) Metaethics after Moore. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 149-168. ISBN 9780199269907


Stratton-Lake, P. (2005) G.E. Moore: principia ethica. In: Shand, J. (ed.) The central works of philosophy. Acumen, Chesham, pp304. ISBN 9781844650194

Stratton-Lake, P. (2005) Ross, William David (1877-1971). In: Ellis, A. (ed.) Dictionary of Twentieth-century British philosophers. Thoemmes Press, pp1200. ISBN 9781843710967

Stratton-Lake, P. (2005) How to deal with evil demons: comment on Rabinowicz and Ronnow-Rasmussen. Ethics, 115 (4). pp. 788-798. ISSN 1539-297X doi:

Stratton-Lake, P. (2005) Prichard, Harold Arthur (1871-1947). In: Ellis, A. (ed.) Dictionary of twentieth-century British philosophers. Thoemmes Press, pp1200. ISBN 9781843710967


Stratton-Lake, P. J. (2004) Introduction. In: Stratton-Lake, P. J. (ed.) On What We Owe to Each Other. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781405119214

Stratton-Lake, P. J., ed. (2004) On what we owe to each other. Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781405119214


Stratton-Lake, P. J. (2003) Intuicjonizm w filozofii anglosaskiej. In: Powszechna Encyklopedia Filozofii. Polskie Towarzystwo Tomasza z Akwinu, Lublin, Poland, pp. 902-904. ISBN 839188001X

Stratton-Lake, P. J. (2003) Scanlon's contractualism and the redundancy objection. Analysis, 63 (1). pp. 70-76. ISSN 1467-8284 doi:

Stratton-Lake, P. J. (2003) Scanlon, permissions and redundancy: response to McNaughton and Rawling. Analysis, 63 (4). pp. 332-337. ISSN 1467-8284 doi:

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