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Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

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Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

About me

Sophie Grace Chappell was born (as Timothy Chappell) in Bury, Lancashire, in 1964. After school she spent 1983-4 teaching English as a foreign language in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Then she read Classics and Philosophy at Magdalen College, Oxford (1984-88), and wrote a doctorate (a comparison of Aristotle’s and Augustine’s views on free will) in the Divinity Faculty of Edinburgh University (1989-1992).

Between 1992 and 1995 she was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, and a lecturer at Merton College, in Oxford. She has also taught for the Workers’ Educational Association, and at UEA, Manchester, and Dundee.

She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a Visiting Fellow twice in St Andrews (in the School of Latin and Greek, and in the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs) and once in Edinburgh (at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities). She is Treasurer of the Mind Association and Reviews Editor of The Philosophical Quarterly.

She is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies at St Andrews. She held AHRC research fellowships in 2001-2 and in 2005-6.

She transitioned from male to female in December 2014.

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell's research

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2018-04-16) Utrum Sit Una Tantum Vera Enumeratio Virtutum Moralium, In Metaphilosophy 3(49), Wiley

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2017-08) The Objectivity of Ordinary Life, In Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4(20)

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2016-12) Seeds: on personal identity and the resurrection, Rowman & Littlefield

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2015-09-23) How Encounters with Values Generate Moral Demandingness, Routledge

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell(editor) (2015-03-05) Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics, Oxford University Press

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2015) Commentary: From metaphysics to ethics: three routes, In Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society: The Virtual Issue 3

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2014-07) Why ethics is hard, In Journal of Moral Philosophy 6(11)

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2014-07) Critical Notice. Paul Horwich, Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy, In Philosophical Investigations 3(37)

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2014-03-27) Knowing What To Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics, Oxford University Press

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (2014) Augustine's ethics, Cambridge University Press

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