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Jamie Buckland
Associate Lecturer



I am presently an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, and the Dean of Students within the School of PPE.

Before joining York in 2017, I received my PhD from the University of Reading under the supervision of Brad Hooker and Philip Stratton-Lake (2014), where I wrote my thesis on the internal nature of practical reasons, and the distinction between agent-neutral and agent-relative reasons and values. Upon completing my PhD, I worked as Sessional Lecturer at the University of Reading until 2015, and from 2015 - 2017 I held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Nova Institute of Philosophy within the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.


  • Applied Ethics (Second Year) 
  • Ethical Theory (Second Year) 
  • Religious Ethics (Second Year) 
  • Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (Third Year) 
  • Advanced Issues in Bioethics (Third Year) 
  • Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (MA)



I am primarily interested in the areas of practical reasoning and value theory. In particular, the ontological nature of reasons for action and belief, how they motivate an agent, and the connection between practical reasoning, self-knowledge, and the phenomenology of value. I am also interested in the interrelation between ethical theory and politics, as well as issues surrounding self-ownership and the exploitation of labour.

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Dr Jamie Buckland
Associate Lecturer
Department of Philosophy