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Core Faculty, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

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Tom Dougherty is a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program. They completed their B.A., in PPE, at Oxford (2004) and their PhD, in Philosophy, at MIT (2010). Before coming to UNC, they were a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford (2010-2012), a lecturer at the University of Sydney (2012-2014), a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall (2014-2019) and a Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute of the University of Tulane (2018-2019).

Dougherty is writing books on the ethics of consent and on the rational (in)significance of the fact that we act from a temporal perspective. Among other topics, they have also researched the debate over consequentialism, ethical vagueness and female under-representation in philosophy.

The scope of consent (final version before copyediting)
Oxford University Press, 2021

Philosophy articles
Morality and Institutional Detail in the Law of Torts: Reflections on Goldberg’s and Zipursky’s Recognizing Wrongs, (with J. Frick)
Law and Philosophy, forthcoming

Republicanism, justice, and equality of opportunity
Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, forthcoming

Coerced consent with an unknown future
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 103 (2021): 441–461

Sexual consent without passivity
Journal of Tort Law, 14 (2021): 27–43