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Professor of Philosophy, University of Pretoria

Thaddeus Metz is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pretoria (as of Sept 2020). He writes on a variety of topics in value theory, ethics, and political philosophy. Amongst his more than 250 scholarly publications are these books: Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study (Oxford University Press 2013); Jurisprudence in an African Context (with David Bilchitz and Oritsegbubemi Oyowe, Oxford University Press 2017); and God, Soul and the Meaning of Life (Cambridge University Press 2019). Metz was recently designated one of the World's Top 50 Thinkers (Prospect Magazine 2020).


  • 2020–2020
    Professor, University of Pretoria


  • 1997 
    Cornell University, PhD/Philosophy