Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Dr Richard Rowland

Dr Richard Rowland


BA(Hons) (SOAS), MA (UCL), PhD (Reading)

My research is in ethics, meta-ethics, meta-epistemology and political philosophy.

My research has focused on several more specific themes: the moral error theory, goodness and value, moral disagreement reasons and normativity, and the relationship between epistemic and practical normativity.

Key publications

‘The Significance of Significant Fundamental Moral Disagreement’. Forthcoming in Nous. DOI: 10.1111/nous.12170. Online first here.

‘In Defence of Good Simpliciter’, Philosophical Studies 173 no. 5 (2016): 1371-1391.

‘Reasons as the Unity Among the Varieties of Goodness’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97 no. 2 (2016): pp. 200-227.

‘Rescuing Companions in Guilt Arguments’, Philosophical Quarterly 66 no. 262 (2016): 161-171.

‘Dissolving the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem’, Philosophical Studies 172 no. 6 (2015): 1455-1474.

‘Moral Error Theory and the Argument from Epistemic Reasons’, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 7 no. 1 (2013): 1-24.