Tom Dougherty

Tom Dougherty

Associate Professor
212 Caldwell Hall
919-962-3030
emailtom@email.unc.edu
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Tom Dougherty is a faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program. He completed his B.A., in PPE, at Oxford (2004) and his PhD, in Philosophy, at MIT (2010). Before coming to UNC, he was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford (2010-2012), a lecturer at the University of Sydney (2012-2014), a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall (2014-2019) and a Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute of the University of Tulane (2018-2019). Dougherty is writing books on the ethics of consent and on the rational (in)significance of the fact that we act from a temporal perspective. Among other topics, he has also researched the debate over consequentialism, ethical vagueness and female under-representation in philosophy.