Professor Guy Kahane

Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Detailed Biography

College Function

Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy


Director of Studies and Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

Course Director, MSt in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.

Associate Editor, the Journal of Practical Ethics.

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Research interests

Applied ethics, meta-ethics, value theory, , and the evolution, psychology and neuroscience of morality.


Kahane, G. Evolutionary Debunking Arguments, in Noûs, 45, 1: 103-125, 2011.

Kahane, G. 2011. Should We Want God To Exist?, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 82: 3 774-696.

Kahane, G., K. Wiech, N. Shackel, M. Farias, J. Savulescu and I. Tracey, 2012. The Neural Basis of Intuitive and Counterintuitive Moral Judgement, Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 7, 4: 393-402.

Kahane, G. 2013. The Armchair and the Trolley, Philosophical Studies, 162, 2: 421-445.

Kahane, G. 2014. Evolution and Impartiality, Ethics, 124,2, 327-341.

Kahane, G. 2014. Our Cosmic Insignificance, Noûs, 48, 4: 745-772.

Kahane, G., Everett, J., Earp, B., Farias, M. and Savulescu, J., 2015. ‘Utilitarian’ Judgment in Sacrificial Dilemmas Does Not Reflect Impartial Concern for the Greater Good, Cognition, 134: 193-209.

Kahane, G. 2017. If Nothing Matters, Noûs, 51, 2: 327-353.

Kahane, G., Everett, J., Earp, B., Caviola, L., Faber, N., Crockett, M., Savulescu, J. Beyond Sacrificial Harm: A Two-Dimensional Model of Utilitarian Psychology, forthcoming in Psychological Review.

Kahane, G. History and Persons, forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

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