Debbie Roberts joined Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. She was a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York from 2011-14. Before that, she was a teaching fellow at the University of Sussex. She completed her PhD at the University of Reading in 2011, supervised by Jonathan Dancy and Philip Stratton-Lake. Before moving to the UK to study for her PhD she was a lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
- 'Why Believe in Normative Supervenience?' Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13, ed. Russ Shafer-Landau
- 'Thick Concepts' in The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics, ed. Tristram McPherson and David Plunkett (Routledge)
- 'Depending on the Thick' in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplemetary Volume
- 'Thick Epistemic Concepts' Forthcoming in Metaepistemology ed. Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way and Daniel Whiting (OUP)
- Latest research publications
Responsibilities & affiliations
- Philosophy Postgraduate e-Learning Programme
- Normative theory
- Morality and Value
Student consultation hours
- On campus students: Thursdays 11.30-12.30 (term time) or please contact me to make an appointment.
- Online students: please contact me to make an appointment.
- Advanced Ethics
- Philosophical Methods
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Areas of interest for supervision
I am interested in supervising students working in metaethics, particularly on issues to do with realism, naturalism and nonnaturalism, the metaphysics of the normative (supervenience, explanation and grounding, for example) and thick concepts and the nature of evalution.
Moral Philosophy, particularly metaethics and related areas.