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Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Keele University

I am currently in the early stages of a research project on ethics and autism.

Other research interests in applied and professional ethics include:

Ethics of resource allocation
Ethics of risk and the precautionary principle
End of life issues
Ethics of policing and criminal justice
Research ethics

My earliest research was in political philosophy, especially Marxism. My PhD (later developed into a book) examined the relation between Marx’s theory of history and the environment, and touched on issues including environmental ethics, the theory of needs, and the role of functional explanation in social science, as well as engaging in critical analysis of Marx and Engels' texts from the perspective of Analytical Marxism.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Keele University


  • 1997 
    University of Manchester, PhD
  • 1987 
    University of Bristol, BA Hons Philosophy