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Prof Alison Hills

Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer in Philosophy
St John's College

St John's College
Oxford, OX1 3JP
United Kingdom

Research Interests

Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics

Alison Hills

Career & Education

2006- Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer in Philosophy, St John’s College, Oxford.
2003-6 Lecturer at Bristol University.
2001-3 Research Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge University.
1998-2002 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Trinity College, Cambridge.
1997-1998 M. Phil. in Philosophy, Trinity College, Cambridge.
1994-1997 B.A. Hons Philosophy, Trinity College, Cambridge.


  1. The Beloved Self: Morality and the challenge from Egoism OUP forthcoming April 2010

  2. Do Animals Have Rights? Icon Books, pp. 247 + viii, March 2005.


  1. “Duties and duties to the self.” American Philosophical Quarterly, 40.2 April 2003, pp. 131-43.

  2. “Defending Double Effect.” Philosophical Studies, 116.2 November 2003, pp. 133-152.

  3. “The significance of the dualism of practical reason.” Utilitas, 15.3, November 2003 pp. 315-329.

  4. “Is Ethics Rationally Required?” Inquiry 47.1 February 2004, pp. 1-19.

  5. “Rational nature as the source of value.” Kantian Review, 10, September 2005, pp. 81-101.

  6. “Kant on happiness and reason” History of Philosophy Quarterly, July 2006

  7. “Intentions, foreseen consequences and the doctrine of double effect.” Philosophical Studies, March 2007.

  8. “Value, Reason and Hedonism” Utilitas 2008

  9. “The Principle of Right: Practical reason and justification in Kant’s ethics and politics” Politics and Ethics Review 2007 (invited).

  10. “Practical Reason, Value and Action” the Journal of Moral Philosophy 2007 4(3) pp. 375-392 (invited).

  11. “Kantian value realism” Ratio, 2008

  12. “Kant on happiness in the Groundwork” invited for a book on the Groundwork, edited by J Timmermann, forthcoming with CUP.

  13. “Utilitarianism, contractualism and demandingness” forthcoming in Philosophical Quarterly.

  14. Supervenience and Moral Realism” invited for the Proceedings of the Wittgenstein Society

  15. Moral Testimony and Moral Epistemology” forthcoming in Ethics

  16. “Moral Epistemology” invited for New Waves in Metaethics

  17. "Comment on Jones and Schroeter" Analyse & Kritik 2012, pp. 231-237

  18. "Moral Testimony" forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.

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