Lecturer in Political Theory (Brasenose)


BA (Mod.) (Dublin), MPhil (Oxford)

Academic Background and Previous Positions

I studied for my undergraduate degree in political science at Trinity College, Dublin, and for my MPhil in political theory at Nuffield College, Oxford, where I am presently completing a DPhil on contractarian political philosophy.

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

Politics Prelims (Introduction to the Theory of Politics)
103 Ethics
114/203 Theory of Politics
215 Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau
229 Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice

Research Interests

Contemporary political philosophy
Contractarianism and social contract theory
Neutrality and perfectionism
Democratic theory


Carroll, Ian J. 2009. "Neutrality and the Social Contract" in Les Ateliers de l'éthique, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 134-150.


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