Paul Deb

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I completed my PhD at the University of Warwick, on the subject of Stanley Cavell’s conception of Emersonian perfectionism. Before coming to Oxford, I taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of East Anglia, and Oxford Brookes University.

‘‘Did This Really Happen?’: Amit Chaudhuri’s Acknowledgement of the Autobiographical’, Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, Vol 44 (4), Winter 2021, pp. 194-203

‘‘I Saw a Different Life. I Can't Stop Seeing It’: Perfectionist Visions in Revolutionary Road’, Film-Philosophy, Vol 25(3), Oct 2021, pp.251-271           
‘A Chariot Between Two Armies: A Perfectionist Reading of the Bhagavadgītā’, Philosophy East and West, Vol 71(4), Oct 2021, pp. 851-871


The work of Stanley Cavell; phenomenology and existentialism; ethics; and the philosophies of film, literature and religion.

I teach first year Moral Philosophy; and the FHS papers in Ethics, Aesthetics, and Post-Kantian Philosophy.