Jimmy Lenman

Department of Philosophy

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Jimmy Lenman
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
Sheffield
S3 7QB
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I am a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Before coming here, I was a schoolboy in Dundee, Scotland; then an undergraduate student at St Catherine's College, Oxford University reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics; then a graduate student at St Andrews University studying for an M.Phil. and then a PhD in Moral Philosophy; then a Lecturer at Lancaster University and lastly a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

In 2002-2003 I was a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Ethics and the Professions at Harvard University. When not at work, I can sometimes be found wandering around on hills.

Qualifications

BA (Oxford), MPhil, PHD (St Andrews)

Research interests

I work mainly on ethics and especially metaethics. My recent work has dealt with issues relating to moral realism, moral expressivism, moral psychology, moral epistemology, and moral responsibility, compatibilism, consequentialism, contractualism, constructivism and contingency.

I find some other bits of philosophy interesting too.

Current project

The Possibility of Moral Community.

Publications

Edited books

  • Lenman J & Shemmer Y (Ed.) (2012) Constructivism in Practical Philosophy. Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Lenman J (2019) Ethics and Perception: Two Kinds of Quasi-Realism In Cowie C & Rowland R (Ed.), Companions in Guilt Arguments in Metaethics RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman J (2018) The That In Suikkanen J & Kauppinen A (Ed.), Methodology and Moral Philosophy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman JW (2015) Moral Inquiry and Mob Psychology In Daly C (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods (pp. 637-651). Palgrave MacMillan View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman JW (2015) Scepticism about Intuition In Chappell SC (Ed.), Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics (pp. 24-39). Oxford: Oxford University Press. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman J (2015) Moral Inquiry and Mob Psychology, The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods (pp. 637-651). Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman JW (2014) "Ethics without Errors" In Streumer B (Ed.), Irrealism in Ethics (pp. 41-59). Wiley Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman J & Shemmer Y (2013) Introduction In Lenman J & Shemmer Y (Ed.), Constructivism in Practical Philosophy Oxford: Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman J & Shemmer Y (2012) Introduction, Constructivism in Practical Philosophy (pp. 1-17). Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman JW (2012) Expressivism and Constructivism In Lenman J & Shemmer Y (Ed.), Constructivism in Practical Philosophy (pp. 213-225). Oxford University Press View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman JW (2010) "Humean Constructivism in Moral Theory", Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 5 (pp. 175-193). Oxford: Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman JW (2009) The Politics of the Self In Bortolotti L (Ed.), Philosophy and Happiness London: Palgrave MacMillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman J () Moral Inquiry and Mob Psychology, The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods Palgrave Macmillan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lenman J () Naturalism without Tears, Essays on Derek Parfit'sOn What Matters (pp. 21-38). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download

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Research group

I have supervised: 

  • Brendan Kelters, Ethics
  • Lewis Brooks, Metaethics
  • Jingbo Hu, Moral Responsibility
  • Graham Bex-Priestley, Metaethics
  • Josh Thomas, Ethics
  • Stephen Ingram, Metaethics Completed 2016
  • Carl Fox, Contractualism Completed 2014
  • Jonathan Parry, War (AHRC funded), Completed 2014
  • David Ekstrand, Political Justification, Completed 2011
  • Heather Arnold, Justice and the Family
    (AHRC funded). Completed, 2010
  • Jonathan Smith, Moral Realism
    (AHRC funded). Completed, 2009
  • Paul Sludds, Wellbeing and Death
    (AHRC funded). Completed, 2008.
  • Jules Holroyd, Autonomy
    (AHRC funded). Completed, 2008.
    Completed, 2008.
  • Anna Wilkinson: Moral Naturalism
    (AHRC funded)
    Completed, 2007.
Professional activities
  • Secretary, British Society for Ethical Theory, 1996-2002.
  • President, British Society for Ethical Theory, 2002-2008.
  • Editorial Board, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
  • Editorial Committee, Utilitas
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