– 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.
– ‘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]
– ‘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 page; PDF, institutional subscription needed]
– 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 Types, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2016. [URL]
– Bernard Williams, Essays and Reviews, Cambridge Humanities Review, March 2014.
– Raphael Woolf & Brad Inwood (trs.), Aristotle, Eudemian Ethics, Oxonian Review, November 2013. [URL]
(See the Journalism page for a full list of book reviews.)