Farbod Akhlaghi

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I am a DPhil Philosophy candidate at Oriel College, supervised by Prof. Roger Crisp and Prof. Timothy Williamson. My research has been generously funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentship. My work is primarily in (meta-)metaphysics, moral philosophy, and their intersections. These interests combine in my doctoral thesis entitled 'Why We Cannot Be Quiet About the Metaphysics of Normativity'. 

In Hilary Term 2020, I delivered a series of lectures entitled Key Topics in Recent Meta-Ethics. I have also tutored EthicsKnowledge and Reality, Moral Philosophy: Mill's UtilitarianismPhilosophy of Logic and Language, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and a series of tutorials in meta-ethics. 

I've held a number of roles in the wider British philosophical student community including, amongst others, President of the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association, President of the British Undergraduate Philosophy Society, and (still acting) Mentor on the Minorities and Philosophy UK Mentorship Scheme.

I recevied the MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, funded by a Darwin Philosophy Studentship. I also took the MLitt in Philosophy with Distinction from the St. Andrews/Stirling Philosophy Graduate Programme (SASP), where I held the Philosophical Quarterly Scholarship and was placed on the Deans' List for Academic Excellence. Before Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews, I grew up around the world and took a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Reading (with First Class Honours, the Philosophy Department Prize, the Laurie Brain Prize, and the Chancellor's Award).

Akhlaghi, F. (2020). 'On Moral Obligations and Our Chances of Fulfilling Them'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, pp. 1-14 

Akhlaghi-Ghaffarokh, F. (2018). 'Existence, Mathematical Nominalism, and Meta-Ontology: An Objection to Azzouni on Criteria for Existence'Philosophia Mathematica, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 251–265.