Professor Miranda Fricker

School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities

Honorary Professor

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Professor Miranda Fricker
School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities (nee Department of Philosophy)
45 Victoria Street
S3 7QB
Research interests

Miranda's main areas of interest are in ethics, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy, with occasional forays into political philosophy.

Professional activities and memberships

Miranda is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at CUNY Graduate Center and Honorary Professor here in Sheffield.

She is co-leader of a research project with Prof Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen), entitled Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine, and funded by the Dutch Research Council. The project funds two Sheffield PhD students, who will spend a fourth year in Groningen; and a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Elianna Fetterolf (a Sheffield PhD alumna).

Elianna was based in Sheffield on the Medical Humanities side of the project during her first year, when she set up a successful course for on medicine and justice in the Medical School, to be repeated again this year. She is now based at the Graduate Center in New York. The overarching theme of the project is Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine. The two PhD students on the project are Kayleigh Doherty and Barend Cornelis de Rooij.

She served as Director of the Mind Association 2010-2015, and was recently appointed to the position of moral philosopher on the Spoliation Advisory Panel, DCMS.  She is an Associate editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Media engagement

Podcast: Miranda Fricker discusses blame and forgiveness

Public Lecture by Miranda Fricker - March 3, 2016 


What’s the Point of Blame? A Paradigm Based Explanation

Group Testimony? The Making of A Collective Good Informant

Silence and Institutional Prejudice

Styles of Moral Relativism – A Critical Family Tree

The Relativism of Blame and Williams' Relativism of Distance

Can There Be Institutional Virtues?

The value of knowledge and the test of time.