Christopher Jay
Associate Lecturer

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I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in London (at University College London) and spent a year teaching at Merton College, Oxford, before coming to York in 2012. Most of my teaching is in the area of moral philosophy.

Departmental roles

  • Director of First Year Programme
  • Member of Departmental Teaching Committee
  • Member of Athena Swan Application Group



I have published articles on religious fictionalism, on Kant’s philosophy of religion, and on moral philosophy.


I am continuing to write about fictionalism and the ‘ought implies can’ principle (and related principles) in ethics. I am also working on issues such as our moral responsibility for the consequences of our actions, the morality of permissions, and Kant’s ethics.



  • First Year Ethics
  • Second Year Moral Philosophy Pathway: Normative Theories 1 and 2
  • Second Year Kant’s Practical Philosophy

Chris Jay

Contact details

Dr Christopher Jay
Associate Lecturer

Tel: 01904 324301