Tom Parr

Department of Government
 Tom Parr
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesdays 11am - 1pm



Tom is interested in supervising postgraduate students in all areas of moral, legal, and political philosophy, including theories of distributive justice, political theory and public policy, and the demands of liberal political morality.


  • BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

  • MSc in Political Theory

  • PhD in Politics and International Studies.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

moral, legal, and political philosophy

Open to supervise

normative questions relating to the job market and its regulation

Open to supervise

the wrongness of discrimination.

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Political Theory (GV908)


Journal articles (6)

Parr, TA. and Moles, A., (2019). Distributions and Relations: A Hybrid Account. Political Studies. 67 (1), 132-148

Parr, T. and Slavny, A., (2019). What's Wrong with Risk?. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. 8 (2), 76-85

Parr, T., (2019). Revisiting Harmless Discrimination. Philosophia

Parr, T., (2018). How to Identify Disadvantage: Taking the Envy Test Seriously. Political Studies. 66 (2), 306-322

Parr, T., (2016). The Moral Taintedness of Benefiting from Injustice. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 19 (4), 985-997

Slavny, A. and Parr, T., (2015). HARMLESS DISCRIMINATION. Legal Theory. 21 (2), 100-114

Book chapters (1)

Parr, T., (2015). From Philanthropy to Philanthropists. In: New Philanthropy and Social Justice. Editors: Morvaridi, B., . Policy Press. 65- 78. 9781447316978

Other (1)

Parr, TA. and Gosseries, A., (2017).Publicity,Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Fall 2017 Edition

Grants and funding


Justice for Millionaires?

British Academy



Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm