Professor Edward Harcourt recognised in 2023 New Year Honours

Edward Harcourt

The New Year Honours 2023 Lists have been published, marking the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.

Among them is Professor Edward Harcourt, who has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to interdisciplinary research. 

He is Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy and Fellow by Special Election at Keble College. His research is in ethics, in particular in moral psychology. He has published on topics including neo-Aristotelianism and child development, the ethical dimensions of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, the moral emotions, love and the virtues, Nietzsche’s ethics, the philosophy of mental health and mental illness, literature and philosophy, and Wittgenstein. From 2018-22, Professor Harcourt served as Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation at the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

He said: “While there are many ways of doing good research, I’m a firm believer in the value of interdisciplinarity as it is often on the boundaries between disciplines that new ideas are formed. It is gratifying to be honoured for something I was not only able to support while at AHRC but which continues to loom large in my own work.”