Professor Edward Harcourt

Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation

Professor Edward Harcourt has been a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, since 2005. His research is in ethics, in particular in moral psychology. He has published on the following topics:

  • neo-Aristotelianism and child development
  • the ethical dimensions of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
  • the moral emotions
  • love and the virtues
  • Nietzsche’s ethics
  • the philosophy of mental health and mental illness
  • literature and philosophy
  • Wittgenstein.

From 2010 to 2015 he convened the Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis seminars at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and was Principal Investigator of the Wellcome and ISSF project ‘Therapeutic Conflicts: Co-Producing Meaning in Mental Health’(2014 to 2016) and of the AHRC network ‘The Development of Character: Attachment Theory and the Moral Psychology of Vice and Virtue’.

He is a Director of the biennial Oxford Summer Schools in Philosophy and Psychiatry, and served until recently as Chair of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty Board.

Last updated: 15 February 2022

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