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Prof John Vorhaus
412
55-59 Gordon Square
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
London
WC1H 0AL
Tel: 020 7612 6432
Appointment
  • Professor of Moral and Educational Philosophy
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Undergraduate and postgraduate training in analytical philosophy, followed by a stint of lecturing (Bristol University); time away from the ivory tower teaching philosophy in prisons, adult and community centres and departments for extra mural studies; a period spent (co)directing two government funded research centres; now writing and teaching philosophy, at UCL IOE, UCL philosophy department, and, in my spare time, HMP Wormwood Scrubs.   

Research Summary

Areas of interest: normative ethics; applied ethics; political philosophy; disability and special educational needs.

Primary research focus: moral and political status of people with profound learning difficulties.

Secondary research focus: degrading treatment and punishment as this applies to prisoners and other persons in detention. 

I have written on: human dignity; respect; equality; citizenship; capability theory; dependency; vulnerability; care; rights; personhood; models of disability.  

Two current projects:

how to make sense of the idea that all human beings, irrespective of ability and disability, are fundamentally equal - are one another's equals

collecting testimony and writings about the lives of people with profound learning difficulties from parents, carers, teachers, therapists, psychologists, nurses, musicians, actors, neuro-disability specialists.



Teaching Summary

Applied Ethics (UCL)

Profound Cognitive Impairment (UCL)

Rights and Education (IOE)

Rights, Equality and Justice (IOE)

Mind and Epistemology (IOE)

Introduction to Philosophical Research (IOE)

10 PhD students; 2 EdD students

I welcome MPhil/PhD applications from students who share the interests I spell out in my 'research summary'.

Appointments
01-OCT-2015 Professor of Moral and Educational Philosophy   UCL IOE, United Kingdom
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