David Storrs-Fox

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2023 – : Early Career Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics in AI and a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford

2023 – : Lecturer in Philosophy at St Catherine’s College, Oxford

2023 – : Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in Technology, Hamburg University of Technology

2021-2023: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2020-2021: Philosophy Futures Postdoctoral Lecturer, New York University

2014-2020: PhD in Philosophy from New York University

2010-2012: BPhil in Philosophy at the Queen's College, Oxford

2007-2010: BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Queen's College, Oxford



'Graded Abilities and Action Fragility,' Erkenntnis (forthcoming).
'Explanation and the A-theory,' Philosophical Studies (2021). Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11098-021-01646-9
'Hume's Skeptical Definitions of Cause,' Hume Studies (2017). Link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/762165/pdf


David works in moral philosophy, metaphysics and the philosophy of action. The central idea of his recent work is that there is nothing whatsoever that agents in our world are infallibly able to do, no realm of actions insulated from the risk of failure. He argues that this idea has important ethical implications. His current research concerns the ethics of groups that are composed of both human and AI agents, with a focus on the abilities such groups have and the moral responsibility they might bear.