Dr Simon James Hope

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Philosophy University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Simon James Hope

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About me

I lecture in moral and political philosophy. I joined Stirling in 2008, a year after completing my PhD at the University of Cambridge. For most of the intervening time I lectured in the Philosophy department at the University of Auckland. My main research interests lie in moral and political philosophy. I am currently working on two broad topics: on the importance of imperfect duties (especially regarding human rights) and on considerations of intelligibility and accessibility in the exchange of moral reasons. I also have a keen interest in the history of ideas (especially Aristotle, Hobbes, and Kant) and in topics in distributive justice concerning the "equality of what?" question. I also write on the nature of Maori political argument in my homeland of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Research

Political philosophy Moral philosophy Kant's practical philosophy Aristotle's practical philosophy Maori political argument

Outputs (15)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Hope S (2015) Human Rights Without the Human Good? A Reply to Jiwei Ci. In: Cruft R, Liao S & Renzo M (eds.) The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights. Philosophical Foundations of Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 608-623. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/philosophical-foundations-of-human-rights-9780199688623?lang=en&cc=gb

Book Chapter

Hope S (2011) Common Humanity as a Justification for Human Rights Claims. In: Ernst G & Heilinger J (eds.) The Philosophy of Human Rights: Contemporary Controversies. Berlin: De Grutyer, pp. 211-230. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/178551

Book Review

Hope S (2008) Justice and Legitimacy in Maori Claims: Reflections on Jock Brookfield's Waitangi and Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law, and Legitimation. Review of: Waitangi and Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law, and Legitimation, FM Brookfield, Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2006, 229 pp. ISBN 9781869403720. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 33 (1), pp. 179-192. http://heinonline.org.ezproxy.stir.ac.uk/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/ajlph33&id=185&collection=journals&index=journals/ajlph