Wanted: Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory


Jeremy Waldron is leaving Oxford to return full-time to New York University (via Leiter), opening up Oxford’s famed Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory. Before Waldron, the chair was held by G.A. Cohen, Charles Taylor, John Plamenatz, Isaiah Berlin, and G.D.H. Cole. Who will be next?

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PolPhilGrad
PolPhilGrad
10 years ago

David Miller? Jeff McMahan? David Estlund? Philip Pettit? Michael Otsuka?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  PolPhilGrad
10 years ago

Unofficial word is that Jeff McMahan has been offered the spot!

justinrweinberg
Reply to  Jon
10 years ago

He was offered the White’s Chair in Moral Philosophy. As far as I know, the search committee for the Chichele Chair has not even been formed yet.

Nick Z
Nick Z
10 years ago

Elizabeth Anderson?

ayt.
ayt.
10 years ago

don’t forget, they’d have to live in oxford. downside!

anon
anon
10 years ago

Jonathan Wolff, Philippe Van Parijs, Charles Beitz. Or should we be looking at younger folks?

NL
NL
10 years ago

Thomas Pogge was mentioned last time the position came up (I think he was even approached). Won’t be this time’

Matt
Matt
10 years ago

I thought that Jonathan Wolff would be offered it last time. In addition to being a really good philosopher, he would have continued the somewhat incestuous history (Taylor, Berlin, Cohen, etc.) and history of working on Marx and/or Hegel. Maybe Waldron broke that chain enough that Wolff won’t be a top candidate.