The world is very young,
and has but just begun
to cast off injustice.
Harriet Taylor Mill
I am a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at The University of Edinburgh, and Director for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion for the School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Language Sciences. I previously held academic positions at Stanford University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and New York University. I received my PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University, supervised by Gideon Rosen, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford. I grew up in Glasgow (pictured). Nowadays, I live in rural East Lothian, with my partner and our two young children.
My central research project is the development of an ethical theory based on an ideal of mutual care. This approach aims to integrate standards of justification in the ethics of economics, political philosophy, and moral philosophy.
I am collaborating on two applications of this approach: to Pharmacy Workforce Models, especially in Scotland; and to localised political and economic policies, with a focus on Community Wealth Building.
At The University of Edinburgh, we have a research network focussing on alienation, recognition, care, and solidarity. Feel free to reach out if you wish to collaborate with us on these topics.
Marcus Arvan and I run New Work in Philosophy. Feel free to reach out with a pitch or if you have related questions.
My email address is bmaguire at ed dot ac dot uk.
My C.V. is available here.