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Dr Elinor Mason

(Former employee or visitor)

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Normative Ethics, Moral Responsibility, Feminism.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Reading

Biography

Dr Mason joined the department in 2004. Previously she was an assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and before that at Arizona State University. Dr Mason got her PhD at Reading. She is currently working on a book-length examination of the relationship between normative concepts and concepts related to moral responsibility. She also has interests in feminism, and is working on the idea of false consciousness.

Research Interests

Moral Philosophy

Qualifications

(1992-94) University College London, Awarded BA (first Class)

(1995-99) University of Reading, Awarded PhD (2000)

Visiting and Research Positions

(1999 -2001) Assistant professor of Philosophy (tenure track), Arizona State University 

(2001 -2004) Assistant professor of Philosophy (tenure track), University of Colorado at Boulder

(2004-) Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

(2006) Invited Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder

(summer 2013) Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College

Teaching

Teaching prior to 1999:

Reading University: Teaching Assistant (Various courses)

Reading University: Extra Mural Department (Various courses, Sole responsibility)

Campbell Harris sixth form college in London: A' Level Philosophy, Sole responsibility

Teaching at Arizona State University (1999-2001)

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Advanced Moral Philosophy

Political Philosophy

Graduate Seminar on Aristotle's Moral Philosophy

Teaching at University of Colorado Boulder (2001-2004)


Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Advanced Moral Philosophy

Political Philosophy

Graduate Seminar on Contemporary Meta-ethics

Graduate Seminar on Contemporary Normative Ethics

Graduate Seminar on Neo-Kantianism

Teaching at University of Edinburgh (2004-present)

Contributions to Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy 2b

Moral and Political Philosophy

Virtue Ethics

MSc Courses on Moral Topics

Sole Responsibility for new honours coiurses in Feminism and Moral Responsibility and Free will.

 

Administrative Roles

Arizona State University (1999-2001)

Colloquium Director

University of Colorado Boulder (2001-2004)

Colloquium Director (2001-2002)

Search Committee Member (2002 and 2003)

Director of Graduate Studies (2002-2004)

University of Edinburgh (2004-present)

DoS (2004 -Present)

Search Committee Member (2005)

Convenor of UGSC (2006-07)

Member of CUGSC (2006-07)

Member of SMC (2006-07)

Course Organiser for Various courses including the large first year course, Morality Rationality, Value (2011-12)

Director of Undergraduate dissertation (2008-2011)

Course Organiser for Morality and Value (2013-)

Websites

Research outputs

  1. Rape, recklessness and sexist ideology

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Between strict liability and blameworthy quality of will: Taking responsibility

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Royal Society Philosophy Public Lecture in Glasgow

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

  2. Conference on Epistemic Injustice

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Apology as Taking the Blame

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Research press coverage

  1. Blame and Blameworthiness

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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