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I’m open to PhD applications in the history of post-Kantian European philosophy, especially Nietzsche and 19th century philosophy. I am also open to PhD applications exploring issues at the intersections of post-Kantian European philosophy and applied ethics/social and political philosophy/African philosophy.


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Research Focus

My research focuses on 19th century post-Kantian European philosophy, primarily on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. My main focus for the past ten years has been on Nietzsche's free spirit writings; two books, on Nietzsche's experimentalism, and on Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, are currently in progress. I also do research in ethics, especially on contemporary bioethics and technology issues, on social and political philosophy, and on African philosophy. 


I studied at Durham University, where I completed a BA in Combined Studies in Arts (now Liberal Arts) focusing on German, Philosophy, and Russian Studies, an MA in Philosophy, and a PhD in Philosophy. My doctoral thesis developed a new account of Nietzsche's aestheticism and its ethical, metaphysical, and aesthetic implications. 


My recent book, Nietzsche's Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, was co-authored with Keith Ansell-Pearson and was published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2020: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Nietzsche's+Dawn:+Philosophy,+Ethics,+and+the+Passion+of+Knowledge-p-9781118957783

I am the editor of Nietzsche's Free Spirit Philosophy, published by Rowman & Littlefield International in 2015: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783482177/Nietzsches-Free-Spirit-Philosophy

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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Nietzsche
  • BJ Ethics
  • Bioethics


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