Ethics of Powerlessness
The Ethics of Powerlessness project aims to clarify ethical challenges of experiences of powerlessness, especially in palliative and end-of-life care situations,
and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Philosophy at Essex is internationally recognised for its unique combination of
Anglo-American and European continental philosophy.
We have leading expertise
in critical theory, phenomenology, medical humanities and classical German philosophy, and are
committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, as well as to
developing links with other disciplines.
Why Philosophy at Essex?
Undergraduate study in philosophy at Essex offers a unique combination of analytic Anglo-American and European continental
We are internationally recognised as a leading centre of postgraduate study in philosophy, both at Masters and PhD level.
Essex Autonomy Project
The Essex Autonomy Project aims to clarify the idea of self-determination as a guide for policy makers and frontline professionals dealing with the complexities of vulnerable
individuals and their capacity to make decisions for themselves.