The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880

the executive committee

Executive Committee Member


Kimberley Brownlee | Executive Committee Member of the Aristotelian Society | Philosophy in London Since 1880

Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick)

Kimberley Brownlee is an Associate Professor of Legal and Moral Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Before this, she was a Senior Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester.

She has written on conscience, conviction, and civil disobedience; punishment; ideals and virtue; and human rights. Her current work focuses on the ethics of sociability and the human right against social deprivation understood as a persisting lack of minimally adequate access to decent human contact. This work includes a monograph (under contract with OUP) and a series of articles.

Kimberley holds a BA in Philosophy (First Class Hons) from McGill, MPhil in Philosophy from Cambridge, and DPhil in Philosophy from Oxford (Rhodes Scholar).

She has held visiting positions at Vanderbilt, Oxford, St Andrews, UCLA, UBC, and Monash.

She is the author of Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (OUP, 2012), and the co-editor of Disability and Disadvantage (OUP, 2009). Her articles have appeared in Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Ethics, Law and Philosophy, Utilitas, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Criminal Law and Philosophy, and Res Publica. She the author of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on civil disobedience.

Kimberley has received an AHRC Networks and Workshops Grant (2008), an AHRC Research Leave Award (2009), and an Independent Social Research Foundation Fellowship (2013). In 2012, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of Law and Philosophy and the Advisory Board of the Springer series in Ethics and Public Policy. From 2010-2012, she was a member of the Review Board for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley, 2013). She is a member of the British Philosophical Association Executive Committee and, from 2014-2017, a member of the Aristotelian Society Executive Committee.

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