Philosophers Among Newly Elected British Academy Fellows


The British Academy, the United Kingdom’s scholarly organization for the humanities and social sciences, today announced its new class of fellows, “outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved academic distinction as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication.”

Among the sixty-six new members are two professors of philosophy:

  • MM McCabe, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King’s College London; Keeling Scholar in Residence, University College London; Bye-Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge
    Research area: Philosophy: Ancient philosophy especially Plato’s metaphysics, epistemology and ethics; ethics; the philosophy of medicine.
  • Jennifer Hornsby, Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London;  Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
    Research area: Philosophy of mind, action and language; feminism in philosophy.

as well as some other scholars who have published in philosophy:

  • Julian Johnson, Regius Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Research area: Music history and aesthetics, 1800 to the present; modernity and modernism; Mahler, Debussy, Second Viennese School; music and philosophy.
  • Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy, Lancaster University
    Research area: Indian philosophy focusing on Sanskrit and Pali, comparative philosophy of epistemology, metaphysics and phenomenology; classical Indian religions, especially Hindu theology in Sanskrit and Tamil, and comparative Hindu-Christian studies.

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