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Dr Joel Smith - teaching

Units taught

Year Code Title Role
2013 PHIL20612 Phenomenology Course Leader
2013 PHIL60010 MRes Philosophy Research Skills Lecturer
2013 PHIL60172 MRes Philosophy Dissertation Course Leader
2013 PHIL60232 Evaluating Emotions Course Leader

Previous Research Students

2014: Howard Kelly, "Being and Time §15: Around-for References and the Content of Mundane Concern" (main supervisor)

2013: Hichem Naar, "A Defence of Sentiments: Emotions, Dispositions, and Character" (second supervisor)

2013: Chris Ovenden, "Towards a Theory of Control" (second supervisor)

2012: Gayle Impey, "Empathy, Motive and Morality: An Enquiry into the Role of Empathy in Ethics" (main supervisor)

Current Research Students


Jamie Henson is working on emotional expression and the law, as part of the Knowledge of Emotion project.

Pablo Lopez-Silva  is working on philosophical issues arising from schizophrenia.

Moritz Mueller is working on emotion and evaluation.

I am also the second supervisor for Beccy Simpson (working on emotion and practical reasoning), Lucy Tomlinson (working on pleasure) and Andrew Kirton (working on trust).


James McCarthy is working on emotion and choice.


Pauline Kwait is working on empathy at duties of assistance.