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Ethics and value

Research Value with The Open University

The Philosophy discipline welcomes applications for graduate work on ethics and value. The Philosophy discipline’s research and teaching interests in the area of value include: metaethics; ethical theory; moral psychology; moral epistemology; practical ethics; political philosophy; aesthetics and the theory of art.

Several members of the Philosophy Department have research interests in this area. Professor Chappell is currently on a Leverhulme-funded research grant, working on a book provisionally entitled Epiphanies: An Ethics and Meta-Ethics of Experience. This builds on her earlier book, Knowing What To Do (OUP, 2014). Alex Barber, Sean Cordell, Manuel Dries, Derek Matravers, Jon Pike, and Carolyn Priced have all published papers related to ethics and value.

Please consult the Philosophy discipline website for details of applications for funded PhD places under the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts Southeast England (CHASE) scheme. We will also consider applications outside this scheme. Details of how to apply can be found on the website.

Qualifications available:

PhD or MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

MA (or equivalent)

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Discipline Convener
+44 (0)1908 659214

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.