Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation
Professor Edward Harcourt has been a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, since 2005. His research is in ethics, in particular in moral psychology. He has published on the following topics:
- neo-Aristotelianism and child development
- the ethical dimensions of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
- the moral emotions
- love and the virtues
- Nietzsche’s ethics
- the philosophy of mental health and mental illness
- literature and philosophy
From 2010 to 2015 he convened the Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis seminars at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and was Principal Investigator of the Wellcome and ISSF project ‘Therapeutic Conflicts: Co-Producing Meaning in Mental Health’(2014 to 2016) and of the AHRC network ‘The Development of Character: Attachment Theory and the Moral Psychology of Vice and Virtue’.
He is a Director of the biennial Oxford Summer Schools in Philosophy and Psychiatry, and served until recently as Chair of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty Board.
Last updated: 15 February 2022