I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick in March 2016. Prior to that I did an MPhil.Stud in Philosophy at UCL and a BA(hons.) degree also in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. During 2015-16 I was an Early Career Fellow at Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study.
Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind & Action, Logic, Metaethics, Normative Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Kant.
Epistemology, Metaethics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Perception.
My main area of research is the question of what it is to perform an action or maintain an attitude of mind in response to a reason for one to do so. I am particularly interested in developing a disjunctive view of that phenomenon, of a kind modelled on familiar disjunctive views in the philosophy of perception. A further interest is in how the phenomenon of holding an attitude for a reason links up with the idea that we are capable of exercising agency over our own attitudes, and how this, in turn, might fit with a disjunctive view. Further information about my research, as well as links to some online papers, can be found in the research section of my personal website.
Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:
See also Dr Cunningham's personal website for links to course materials as well as advice on reading and writing philosophy, amongst other things.