Professor John Haldane
Professor John Haldane is a Visiting Professor in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. Professor Haldane is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and is the 2013-2014 Mary Ann Remick Senior Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. He is also Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews and has held fellowships at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Pittsburgh. He recently gave a paper at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues' 2nd annual conference 'Can Virtue be Measured' held in January 2014. The full paper can be viewed here.
- Central issues in philosophy of mind: intentionality, the nature of concepts, the ownership of thoughts, action explanation, physicalism, reductionism, and the nature of persons.
- The history of philosophy: most particularly the medieval period (especially Aquinas) and the influence of scholasticism in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and value theory; and eighteenth century responses to scepticism (especially Reid).
- Theoretical and normative issues in social and political philosophy, ethics and aesthetics: including liberalism (its varieties and rivals), the nature and justification of education, the (im)permissibility of killing; and the natural and built environments.
- Artistic, educational, and theological issues: approached through the methods of those disciplines rather than through philosophy. For example, the role and forms of art and spiritual education, the sources and function of doctrine.
'Reasoning about the human good, and the role of the public philosopher', Haldane, J. J. (2013) In: Reason, Morality and Law: The philosophy of John Finnis. Keown, J. & George, R. P. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 37-55
'Educational Studies and the Map of Philosophy', Haldane, J. J. (2012) In : British Journal of Educational Studies. 60, 1, p. 3-15
'Is Every Action Morally Significant?', Haldane, J. J. Jul (2011) In : Philosophy. 86, 3, p. 375-404
'Is God Necessary for Morality?: An exchange with Raimond Gaita', Haldane, J. J. (2011) Truth and Faith in Ethics. Ramsay, H. (ed.). Exeter: imprint-academic, p. 252-256, 262, 264, 266-7, 269 (St Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs).