Professor Tim Hayward
Professor of Environmental Political Theory
Social philosophy, Epistemic diligence, Fairness
Previous work aimed to integrate environmental considerations into social and political theory. A recent project led to a book on Global Justice and Finance. (Other work currently on hold includes Global Justice and Human Rights from an Ecological Perspective, and an interdisciplinary research programme centred on applied investigations of fairness.)
Current research focuses on the 'epistemic crisis' in political communications in Western societies, and aims to develop an ethic of epistemic due diligence. This would apply particularly with regard to the humanitarian pretext for controversial policy decisions.
At Edinburgh I am a member of the Political Theory Research Group. Beyond Edinburgh, I maintain the Political Theory Email List and its Facebook group.
My personal webpage features occasional blogposts on matters to do with ethics, political philosophy and critical citizenship.
I can offer PhD supervision in the research areas indicated above. (I am one of six political philosophers based in Politics & IR.)
Topics interested in supervising: linkages of global justice, human rights & ecological debt; ethics and international affairs, particularly the determinants of international norms; applied epistemology, particularly in relation to major contemporary controversies.
If you are interested in being supervised by Tim Hayward, please see the links below (open in new windows) for more information:
- Global Justice & Finance (Oxford University Press, 2019)
- Human Rights and the Environment, edited, 4 Vols, (Routledge, 2017)
- Constitutional Environmental Rights (Oxford University Press, 2005)
- Political Theory and Ecological Values (Polity Press, 1998)
- Justice, Property and the Environment: Social and Legal Perspectives, co-edited with John O'Neill (Ashgate 1997; republished Routledge, 2020)
- Ecological Thought: An Introduction (Polity Press, 1995)
Conceptualizing Disinformation, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (2021)
"Conspiracy Theory": the case for being critically receptive, Journal of Social Philosophy (2021)
Disenchanting Global Justice: Liberalism, Capitalism and Finance, a symposium on my book Global Justice & Finance, with Anahí Wiedenbrüg and John O'Neill, Contemporary Political Theory (2020)
Three Duties of Epistemic Diligence, Journal of Social Philosophy, 50th Anniversary Special Issue (2020)
For other recent articles and papers, please visit my Academia page
Or see the list at Google Scholar
Staff Hours and Guidance
Currently I am meeting students by appointment at mutually convenient times. Please email to arrange a meeting.