Charlie Potter

Department of Philosophy

PhD Student

Full contact details

Charlie Potter
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
S3 7QB

MRes Philosophy

MA Philosophy

BA Fine Art

Research interests

Charlie is working on meaning in life as a source of reasons to be moral, particularly towards groups that are psychologically and practically distant from us, such as the global poor, farmed animals, and future people.

Charlie also has an interest in moral psychology and the degree to which people are self-interested, and the normativity of self-interest

Research group

Primary: James Lenman
Secondary: Max Hayward


Charlie Received a bursary to study an MRes in philosophy at Birkbeck.

Teaching activities

Charlie has tutored on the Death, Matters of Life and Death, Minds, Brains and Science, History of Ideas and Reason and Argument modules.

Professional activities and memberships

Charlie has been involved in organising the cognitive science speaker series.