Philosophical Studies

Staff Profile

Dr David Rose

Senior Lecturer

Background

David Rose’s major research interests are in social ethics, Hegelian thought and rational hermeneutics. The main themes of his work are grounded in readings in the history of ideas, especially the writings of Hegel and Vico, and more generally in counter-enlightenment ethical thought. He has published various articles on the history of European thought, ethics and political philosophy as well as an introduction to Hegel's social philosophy and monographs on the concept of free-will and the ethics of pornography. He is also a leading exponent of object-centred learning and innovative pedagogies in philosophical learning.

 

Area of expertise

  • History of Ethical Thought
  • Hegel, Vico
  • History of European Philosophy

Qualifications

  • Ph.D (Glasgow), MA (Warwick), BA (Hons.) (UEA)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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Research

Research Interests

David Rose’s major research interests are in social ethics, Hegelian thought and rational hermeneutics. The main themes of his work are grounded in readings in the history of ideas, especially the writings of Hegel and Vico, and more generally in counter-enlightenment ethical thought. He has published various articles on the history of European thought, ethics and political philosophy as well as an introduction to Hegel's social philosophy and monographs on the concept of free-will and the ethics of pornography. He is also a leading exponent of object-centred learning and innovative pedagogies in philosophical learning.

Other Expertise

David has also published on issues in contemporary applied ethics and culture as well as producing work in the area of educational philosophy. His specialisms include: political philosophy, history of European ideas, Italian philosophy, cosmopolitanism and applied ethics.

Current Work

David is currently working on a variety of issues, most notably the theory of action and an attempt to offer a robust, hermeneutical account of action as a viable alternative to reductionist and Aristotelian theories as well as continuing his work on rational legitimation and the normative status of hermeneutics.

Funding

The Subject Centre in Philosophical and Religious Studies mini-project, "Philosophical Theory and Contemporary Relevance", from June, 2008 - June, 2009.

Teaching

David Rose teaches courses on the history of philosophy as well as ethics and political philosophy. He is also very interested in developing ideas about the impact of technology on self-understanding and the developments of humanism.

Publications