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Dr Sam Clark

Lecturer

Sam Clark

County South

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592449

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I am on research leave until January 2015, and not running an office hour.

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Research overview

I work on the nature, conditions, and political significance of human flourishing (aka well-being, welfare, the good life), and on various kinds of text - utopias, dialogues, autobiographies - which investigate these issues. I am particularly interested in capitalism's relation to human flourishing. Within these broad concerns, I have written on anarchist utopianism, on John Stuart Mill, on the roles of pleasure in good lives, on friendship and comradeship, and on David Hume. I am currently writing on capitalism and on the shape of a successful human life over time.

PhD supervision

Moral philosophy, especially value theory, human nature, human flourishing, the self.

Political philosophy, especially anarchism, socialism, utopianism.

Capitalism.

History of moral and political thought, especially Hobbes, Hume, Godwin, Mill, Kropotkin.

Literary form in philosophy, especially autobiography, dialogue, utopia.

Research Interests

I work on the nature, conditions, and political significance of human flourishing (aka well-being, welfare, the good life), and on various kinds of text - utopias, dialogues, autobiographies - which investigate these issues. I am particularly interested in capitalism's relation to human flourishing. I have published a book, Living Without Domination, and articles in journals including Res Publica, PhilosophyInquiry, and Ratio.

Current Teaching

Michaelmas term 2014: on research leave

Lent 2015:

  • PPR.309 Practical Philosophy: Capitalism as an Ethical Problem
  • PPR.459 Ethics & Governance

Summer 2015:

  • PHIL100 Introduction to Philosophy: Political Philosophy of Capitalism segment

See here for free-to-download audio of various lectures I've given in the last few years.

Additional Information

Other Interests and Hobbies

Apart from philosophy, I enjoy reading poetry and history, listening to jazz and other experimental music, and spending time with my wife Em and son Hal.

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