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Brad Hooker

Professor Brad Hooker

Areas of interest

  • Normative Ethics
  • Meta-ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law

Professor Hooker is author of Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality, editor of Rationality, Rules, and Utility, and Truth in Ethics, and co-editor of Well-Being and Morality, Morality, Rules, and Consequences, and Moral Particularism. He has also published a large number of articles, mostly in moral philosophy. He is currently working on a textbook on moral philosophy and a history of 20th century moral philosophy, and a book on fairness.

Postgraduate supervision

  • I am happy to supervise doctoral students in moral philosophy.

Research centres and groups

  • President of the British Philosophical Association, 2006-9
  • Elected member of Executive Committee of British Philosophical Association, 2003-9.
  • Member of Executive Committee of the Mind Association, 1998-2005, Honorary Secretary 2001-5.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College, 2008-
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Strategic Reviewers Group, 2011-
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Panel for Studentships, 2005-2007
  • Editor, Utilitas, 2011-, Assitant Editor 1997-2010
  • Editorial Board, Ethics, 2007-
  • Associate Editor, Ratio, 1993-
  • Member of Editorial Board, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, 2001-
  • Member of Editorial Board, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2001-
  • Member of Editorial Board, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, 2001-
  • Constitutional Drafting Committee, British Philosophical Association, 2001-2
  • Advisory Board, St. Anne's College, Oxford, 2008-
  • Advisory Council, Institute for Philosophy, University of London, 2007-2009
  • Board of Advisors, Open University, Ethics Centre, 2007-
  • Board of Advisors, University of Leeds, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Centre, 2005-
  • Member of the Bentham Committee, University College London, 2004-
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Agency's Benchmarking Committee for Philosophy, 1999-2000
  • Member of Executive Committee, International Society for Utilitarian Studies, 1997-
  • Member of Executive Committee, British Society for Ethical Theory, 1997-2008
  • Currently external examiner for University of Nottingham BA & MA
  • Previously external examiner for undergraduate degrees or years at King's College London, St. Andrews, Open University, Cambridge, University of London. Previously external examiner for doctoral degrees at Oxford, Cambridge, King's College London, St. Andrews, Birmingham, Swansea, Cardiff, Open University, Australian National University, Uppsala, Royal Institute of Technology-Stockholm, and Tulane.

Research projects

  • Rule-consequentialist ethics
  • Fairness
  • Moral Desert
  • Needs
  • Personal Good
  • History of Twentieth Century Moral Philosophy

Publications