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David Birks

David Birks

(BSc, MSc, PhD)

Post:
Departmental Lecturer in Political Theory
Affiliation:
Political Theory
Email:
david.birks@politics.ox.ac.uk
Phone:
ext. 85987
College:
Nuffield College
Office Address:
Office 163, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

David Birks is a Departmental Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and an Early Career Research Fellow at the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford.

His research focuses on paternalism, punishment, perfectionism, and public reason. 

Political Theory Authority Equality Freedom and Choice Rights and justice Normative theory

UNDERGRADUATE

PRELIMS

I give lectures for the Introduction to the Theory of Politics paper, in Hilary Term.

PPE CORE

I give lectures for the Theory of Politics paper, in Michaelmas Term.

POSTGRADUATE

MPHIL

I teach the Research Design Methods classes, in Trinity Term.

MPP

I’ve taught Foundations in Political Philosophy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, on the Master of Public Policy Programme.

ARTICLES

"How Wrong Is Paternalism?" The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Forthcoming.

"Can Neurointerventions Communicate Censure? (And So What If They Can't?)" in Treatment For Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

"Punishing Intentions and Neurointerventions" American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, Forthcoming (with Alena Buyx).

"Two Ways to Frustrate a Desire" The Journal of Value Inquiry, February 2017 (with Tom Douglas). 

“Moral Status and the Wrongness of Paternalism” Social Theory and Practice, July 2014.

EDITED COLLECTION

Treatment For Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming (edited with Tom Douglas).

Contributors: Christopher Bennett, David Birks, Jan Christoph Bublitz, Emma Bullock, Matthew Clayton, Tom Douglas, Lisa Forsberg, Hallie Liberto, Kasper Lippert- Rasmussen, Matt Matravers, Jeff McMahan, John McMillan, Emily McTernan, Andres Moles, Jonathan Pugh, Jesper Ryberg, Elizabeth Shaw, Zofia Stemplowska, and Peter Vallentyne.