Professor Roger Crisp

Academic Profile: Professor Roger Crisp

Professor of Moral Philosophy, Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy

Academic Background

Roger was in the first male cohort admitted to St Anne’s, in 1979. He studied for Literae Humaniores, the Classics Fellows at that time being Margaret Howatson, the late Margaret Hubbard and Gwynneth Matthews, and Barbara Mitchell. He took the B.Phil. in Philosophy in 1985, and the D.Phil. in 1988. His thesis was on utilitarianism. Roger's  first academic post was as a Junior Lecturer at Magdalen, in 1986. After two years at University College as a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow, working mainly on Aristotle and J.S. Mill, he was appointed to a Fellowship at St Anne’s in 1991. He was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow in 2003-5, and in 2010-11 he was Findlay Visiting Professor in Philosophy at Boston University. In 2015-16, he was lucky enough to be awarded a British Academy Thank-offering to Britain Fellowship, funded by the Association of Jewish Refugees, for work on  the history of British moral philosophy.’

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