– A Terribly Serious Adventure: Philosophy at Oxford 1900–60 (under contract with Picador (UK) and Random House (US), forthcoming 2021; provisional title). Excerpt from proposal here.

Ongoing book projects

Brick! Morality and the Children’s Story: a study of ethical ideas in early/mid-20th-century British children’s literature

Small Print: Four Indian Modernists

The Last Liberals: British and American Philosophy during the Cold War


– ‘The Morality of Common Sense: Problems from Sidgwick’, DPhil (PhD) thesis submitted in January 2015 at the University of Oxford. Short abstract here.

Journal articles

– ‘Volunteers and Conscripts: Philippa Foot and the Amoralist’, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 87, 111–125. [URL]

– ‘“You’re a Brick”: Colloquialism and the History of Moral Concepts’, History of European Ideas 45, no. 3 (2019): 410–420. [PDF, institutional subscription needed]

– ‘Two Conceptions of Common-Sense Morality’, Philosophy, Vol, 91, Issue 3, July 2016, pp. 391–409. [PDF, institutional subscription needed]

Edited volumes

– ‘My First and Only Sight: Ramanujan in Indian Modernism’ in R. Chaudhuri (ed.), A History of Indian Poetry in English (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016). [Publisher’s pagePDF, institutional subscription needed]

Reviews (Philosophy)

– Sue Prideaux, I am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, The Daily Telegraph, October 2018 [URL]

– Justin EH Smith, The Philosopher: A History in Six TypesThe Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2016. [URL]

– Bernard Williams, Essays and ReviewsCambridge Humanities Review, March 2014.

– Raphael Woolf & Brad Inwood (trs.), Aristotle, Eudemian EthicsOxonian Review, November 2013. [URL]

(See the Journalism page for a full list of book reviews.)