Professor Roger Crisp

Professorial Fellow

Professor Roger Crisp

Areas of expertise: ethics; political philosophy; practical ethics


Professor Roger Crisp is Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Anne’s College, Oxford. His work falls principally within the field of ethics, in particular metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. 

Professor Crisp was President of the Mind Association, 2017-18, and is Chair of the Management Committee of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Select publications

  • Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham. Clarendon Press, 2019.
  • ‘The Methods of Ethics’, Phenomenology and Mind 15, 2019: 58-68
  • ‘Against Partiality’, The Lindley Lecture, University of Kansas, 2018.
  • The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics. Clarendon Press, 2015.
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (trans. with intro.). Cambridge University Press, 2nd rev. edn. 2014.
  • Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics (ed.). Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Reasons and the Good. Clarendon Press, 2006.
  • Mill on Utilitarianism. Routledge, 1997.

Public engagement

Appointments and affiliations

  • Member of Steering Committee, European Society for Moral Philosophy, 2016-
  • Findlay Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston University, 2010-11

Editorial roles

  • 2017- Member of Advisory Council, Journal of Political Theory and Philosophy
  • 2015- Editorial Consultant, History of Philosophy Quarterly
  • 2011- Member, Advisory Board, International Journal of Well-Being
  • 2009- Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Iris: European Journal ofPhilosophy and Public Debate
  • 2006- Member, Editorial Board, Ethics
  • 2006- Associate Editor, Utilitas

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