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Core Faculty, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

212 Caldwell Hall
emailtom@unc.edu 
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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.

Book 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