Professor Guy Kahane

Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Detailed Biography

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Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy


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

Deputy Director and Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford.

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Research interests

Meta-ethics, value theory, applied ethics, the evolution, psychology and neuroscience of morality.


Kahane, G. Non-Identity, Self-Defeat, and Attitudes to Future People, Philosophical Studies, 145, 2: 193-214, 2009. 

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.

Terbeck, S., Kahane, G. McTavish, S., Levi, N., Savulescu, J., Cowen, P., Hewstone, M.  Beta-Adrenergic Blockade Reduces Utilitarian Judgment, Biological Psychology, 92, 2: 323-328, 2013 [joint 1st author].

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

Kahane, G. Our Cosmic Insignificance, forthcoming in Noûs