Kirsten is Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her interests lie in international ethics and international political theory, particularly international criminal law, human rights and humanitarian intervention. She has authored "Individual Agency and Responsibility for Atrocity" (in Renee Jeffery ed., Confronting Evil in International Relations, Palgrave, 2008), "The International Criminal Court on Trial" (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, forthcoming) and "Excesses of Responsibility: The Limits of Law and the Possibilities of Politics" (Ethics and International Affairs, forthcoming). Her most recent work is on virtue ethics and international relations, exploring the ways in which a virtue-based approach can generate useful insights into the ethical issues confronted in international politics.
Dr Tom Angier
Tom is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of St. Andrews. His publications include Either Kierkegaard/Or Nietzsche: Moral Philosophy in a New Key (Ashgate, 2006), and Techne in Aristotle's Ethics: Crafting the Moral Life (Continuum, 2011). His interests are in ethics and politics, especially in the history of these philosophical sub-disciplines. It was in large part owing to the work of Alasdair MacIntyre that he worked on Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and then moved into working on the core ancient authors (Plato and Aristotle). Tom's future research will bridge his extant areas of interest: he is very interested in mounting a critique of Rawlsian liberalism, grounded in ancient sources, and in further exploring what is fascinating about (and deeply wrong with) Nietzsche.
Dr Alex Bavister-Gould
Alex is currently a Teaching Fellow in Politics at the University of York. He recently completed a PhD under the supervision of Professor Sue Mendus on "The Significance of Conceptions of Conflict in Contemporary Political Philosophy". His publications include "The Uniqueness of After Virtue, or ‘Against Hindsight’", in Kelvin Knight & Paul Blackledge eds., Revolutionary Aristotelianism: Ethics, Resistance and Utopia (Lucius & Lucius, 2008). He is currently researching the relationship between conflicting presuppositions about the nature of politics, with particular reference to the difference between 'realism', 'liberalism' and theories of the common good.
Professor Ron Beadle
Ron is Reader in Organization and Business Ethics at Northumbria University. He has published on contemporary Aristotelianism in Organization Studies, Culture and Organization, Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Philosophy of Management andAnalyse & Kritik, and is an internationally recognised expert in the empirical application of Aristotelian organisation theory.
Dr Jenifer Booth
Jenifer gained her doctorate from the University of Durham in 2011, for a thesis applying MacIntyre`s philosophy in the field of mental health and modifying MacIntyre's model of knowledge and tradition-constituted enquiry. Her publications include "The Contemporary Aristotelian Museum" (Journal for Cultural Research 11:2, 141-159, 2007) and Towards A Pre-Modern Psychiatry, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Dr Keith Breen
Keith is Senior Lecturer in Political and Social Theory at Queen’s University Belfast. His interests lie in democratic theory, theories of modernity, neo-Aristotelianism, and the philosophy of work. He has published in a number of journals (Philosophy & Social Criticism
, Contemporary Political Theory
, The European Legacy
, Res Publica
) and edited collections on communitarian politics, the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre and Hannah Arendt, critical theory, and the right to meaningful work. A key focus of his most recent research has been the fraught relationship between violence and power. He is currently editing a volume on nationalism and post-nationalism, entitled After the Nation?: Critical Reflections on Nationalism and Postnationalism
(Palgrave, 2010). His study of Weber's influence on Arendt, Habermas, and MacIntyre - Under Weber's Shadow: Modernity, Subjectivity and Politics in the Work of Arendt, Habermas, and MacIntyre
(Ashgate) - is forthcoming. Keith also co-edits Ashgate's monograph and edited volume series, Rethinking Political and International Theory.
Tony is Associate Professor in the School of Politics at the University of Nottingham, and Co-Director of its Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice. His many publications include "The Tragedy of Slavery: Aristotle's Rhetoric and the History of the Concept of Natural Law" (History of Political Thought, 2003), "Aristotle" (in David Boucher & Paul Kelly eds., Political Thinkers from Socrates to the Present, Oxford University Press, 2009, 2nd edn.), "Aristotelianism" (in The Sage Encyclopaedia of Political Theory, Sage, 2010), and Aristotle and Natural Law (Continuum, 2011).
Dr Gideon Calder
Gideon is Reader in Ethics and Social Philosophy at the University of Wales, Newport. He has written two books on the philosophy of Richard Rorty, and co-edited books on liberalism and social justice, citizenship, the welfare state, climate change, and differential treatment of minority groups. His work has appeared in Political Studies, Critical Research in International Social and Political Theory, Basic Income Studies, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Analyse & Kritik, New Formations and elsewhere, and has covered issues ranging from sexual consent to the ethics of sporting boycotts, and public transport to the possibility of shared European values. He is co-editor of Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy, and is currently writing a book about democracy.
Helly graduated in Political Theory in Asian and African societies from the School of Oriental and African studies. He did his Masters at the London School of Economics, where his dissertation was on MacIntyre's critique of liberalism. Following MacIntyre, he is particularly interested in the dominant ideological conceptions of the age. He is an active member of the Black Music Congress and has been a lifelong activist against specific forms of discrimination and finds resources in the contemporary Aristotelian tradition to provide the most useful and compelling tools in pursuit of that end.
Andrew is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex. He is co-editor of Has History Ended? Fukuyama, Marx, Modernity (1994) and of Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy(2009). His most recent article is 'Hegel and Marx' (in Stephen Houlgate & Michael Baur eds., A Companion to Hegel, Blackwell, 2011). His interests are in political philosophy and the history of political thought, especially that of German Idealism. He is currently working on a monograph on the ideas of freedom and community in Marx and his predecessors.
Irene is a lecturer at the Business School of York St. John University, and is studying for a PhD at Durham Business School with Prof. Geoff Moore. She has lived in the UK for the last 10 years but is originally from Taiwan, which enables her to have insights into the contrasts between Eastern and Western society. Consequently, her main area of study is investigating whether MacIntyre’s concepts can be applied to a Confucian society such as Taiwan. This involves empirical investigation into whether the model developed by Moore, based on practices-institutions-goods-virtues, needs to be expanded or enhanced.
Neil teaches Sociology at the University of Strathclyde, where he was recently Senior Research Fellow working on an ESRC-funded project about the impact of neoliberal globalisation on class and ethnic identities. He is the author of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood (Pluto, 2000) andDiscovering the Scottish Revolution, 1692-1746 (Pluto, 2003), for which he was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize and the Fletcher of Saltoun Award, and is a co-editor and contributor toNeoliberal Scotland (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010). Neil has been interested in Alasdair MacIntyre's Marxism for several years, and is co-editor (with Paul Blackledge) of Alasdair MacIntyre's Engagement with Marxism (Brill, 2008) and author of "Alasdair MacIntyre as a Marxist, 1956-1968" (in Keith Flett ed., 1956 and All That, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007), "Was Alasdair MacIntyre Ever a Trotskyist?'" (in Paul Blackledge & Kelvin Knight eds., Virtue and Politics, University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), and "Alasdair MacIntyre in the Twilight of the Sixties" (forthcoming in Revue Internationale de Philosophie). His most recent book is How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? (Haymarket Books, 2012).
Jules is policy director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London, where he researches the revival of ancient philosophy in modern life. He has written on the rise of neo-Aristotelianism in modern politics for publications and think-tanks including the IPPR, the Franco-British Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, The Times
, The Spectator
and for his own blog, www.politicsofwellbeing.com
. His first book, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations
, is published by Random House in 2012.
Simon is undertaking doctoral research in philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is also a sessional lecturer. His dissertation relates to logic and the philosophy of mathematics, but he has broad philosophical interests. These include a concern with Marxism and ethics: a long-term project is to argue at length that the Marx of the 1844 Manuscripts should be viewed as part of an ethical tradition containing Aristotle, and to urge on this basis the need for a more definite political orientation within virtue ethics. When not philosophising, Simon is a political activist and blogger.
Dr Joe Hoover
Joe joined the Department of International Politics at City University as Lecturer and Course Director of the MA International Politics & Human Rights in January 2013, having previously been Fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics. His interests are in international and global ethics, international political theory, and human rights. He is co-author (with Marta Iniguez de Heredia) of "Philosophers, Activists, and Radicals: A Story of Human Rights and Other Scandals" (Human Rights Review, 2011) and co-editor (with Meera Sabaratnam and Laust Schouenborg) of Interrogating Democracy in World Politics (Routledge, 2011). His current work is a critique of conventional moral justifications in world politics, developing an agonistic political ethics that supports a reconstructed understanding of human rights based on their use in political practice. He is interested in virtue ethics as an alternative to dominant ethical theories and as a constructive foil for the development of a pragmatic and pluralist ethics.
Peter is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Alasdair MacIntyre: Critic of Modernity
(Routledge, 1994) and continues to work on the relationship between morality, ethics and religion to social and political theory, and on intellectuals as bearers of ethical resources and identities.
Scott recently retired from teaching in the University of Glasgow's Department of Philosophy, where he is now Honorary Research Fellow working on the metaphysics of economics and social philosophy. His publications include Essentialism in the Thought of Karl Marx (Open Court & Duckworth, 1985) and Aristotle's Economic Thought (Oxford University Press, 1995).
Professor Geoff Moore
Geoff is Professor of Business Ethics at Durham Business School, Durham University, UK. His main area of research is the application of Alasdair MacIntyre's neo-Aristotelianism to organisations. He has written largely on business organisations but has also applied this to churches as organisations. He is currently exploring empirically the conceptual framework that has been developed based on practices-institutions-goods-virtues.
Dr Kevin Morrell
Kevin is Associate Professor of Governance at Warwick Business School, having been Reader in Organizational Behaviour at the University of Birmingham until 2012. His Organization, Society and Politics: An Aristotelian Perspective (Palgrave, 2012) applies Aristotle’s practical philosophy (Politics, Nicomachean Ethics, Rhetoric, and Poetics) to contemporary social concepts and problems.
Dr Mohammad Nafissi
Mohammad is a Research Associate at the London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, and an Associate of the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Met. Until July 2009, he was a Senior Lecturer in political economy at London Met where he co-founded the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation. He was a resident fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala in 2008/9 and has taught in Iran, the US, Turkey and Ukraine. Mohammad’s research interests and publications fall into two interdisciplinary fields: comparative religion, politics and development, and democratic governance, ancient and modern. His Ancient Athens and Modern Ideology: Value, Theory and Evidence in Historical Sciences (Institute of Classical Studies, 2005) was nominated for the Criticos Prize for the best book on Greece in 2005.
Patrick teaches political philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He worked previously in Dublin and has contributed to debates in the Philippines, where he has been visiting professor both in Manila and Naga. Publications arising from this involvement have addressed issues like capital punishment, law and morality, constitutional change, and people power. Patrick’s current research interests are religion in public life, the philosophy of justice, and the common good. His books include A Politics of the Common Good (Institute of Public Administration, 1986), Values in Public Life: Aspects of Common Goods (editor, LIT Verlag, 2007) and A Grammar of the Common Good: Speaking of Globalization (Continuum, 2008). He is Visiting Professor at Loyola University, Chicago, in the Fall semester of 2010.
Dr Lee Salter
Lee completed his doctorate at London Met in 2007 and is now Lecturer in Media and Communication (Media and Film) at the University of Sussex. Previously he was programme leader of the BA in Journalism at the University of the West of England. He has a particular interest in the use of technologies, considering their relation to practices and institutions. His work also encompasses consideration of the social good of journalism, which still largely exists only in the realm of potentiality. He is also a film-maker, most recently having released the award-winning documentary Secret City. His most recent book is Digital Journalism (Sage, 2012). Other recent publications include ‘Journalism in the Academy: A MacIntyean Account of the Institutions and Practices of Journalism Education in England’, Revista Cientifica de Informacion y Comumicacion(2012).
Professor Sean Sayers
Sean is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has written extensively on topics of Hegelian and Marxist philosophy. His books include Plato's Republic: An Introduction
(Edinburgh UP, 1999), Marxism and Human Nature
(Routledge, 1998, paperback 2007), Reality and Reason: Dialectic and the Theory of Knowledge
(Blackwell, 1985), and Hegel, Marx and Dialectic: A Debate
(Harvester Press & Humanities Press, 1980; Gregg Revivals, 1994). He was one of the founders of Radical Philosophy
(1972), and of The Marx and Philosophy Society (2003-). He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
(2010). He is currently working on a book on theories of alienation and self-realisation in Marx, focusing particularly on the Hegelian roots of Marx's philosophy.
Katherine is a graduate of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in History and Politics. She specialised in Aristotelian political philosophy and international relations. Katherine is hoping to go on to study global governance and relate the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre to theories of global justice based on an Aristotelian account of the good life. In 2009-10 Katherine was a Vice-President of the Student Union at Oxford, focusing on women’s rights and gender equality in Oxford and beyond. Getting involved in local community life, as well as thinking about the broader political picture, defines her interests. She is also a co-founder of the Oxford Global Governance Forum.