Joe Horton

Joe Horton

I am a lecturer in philosophy at University College London. I work mainly on issues in ethics and political philosophy, but I am also interested in rationality and epistemology. My recent work focuses on questions about interpersonal aggregation, suboptimal supererogation, and the creation of new lives.

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You can find my CV here.

You can find my published work through the following links:

  1. New and Improvable Lives, The Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)     (abstract)
  2. Partial Aggregation in EthicsPhilosophy Compass 16 (2021): 1–12     (abstract)
  3. Aggregation, Risk, and ReductioEthics 130 (2020): 514–529     (abstract)
  4. The Exploitation ProblemThe Journal of Political Philosophy 27 (2019): 469–479     (abstract)
  5. Always AggregatePhilosophy & Public Affairs 46 (2018): 160–174     (abstract)
  6. Aggregation, Complaints, and RiskPhilosophy & Public Affairs 45 (2017): 54–81     (abstract)
  7. The All or Nothing ProblemThe Journal of Philosophy 114 (2017): 94–104     (abstract)

I currently teach the following courses:

  1. Topics in Political Philosophy (2nd-year)     (description)
  2. Consequentialism, Kantianism, and the Ideal World (3rd-year, MA, MPhil)     (description)
  3. The Philosophy of Altruism (3rd-year, MA, MPhil)     (description)
  4. Recent Work in Moral Philosophy (MPhil)     (description)