Prof Helen Beebee

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

My research falls mostly under the broad theme of 'Humeanism', which I take to be the view that there is no such thing as natural necessity (or, if there is, it is a fairly superficial rather than a fundamental feature of reality).

Philosophy, Education for Sustainable Development, Public engagement


Dr Richard Huggett

Richard's current research addresses four basic questions:

How is the environment put together?

This theme considers ecological worldviews. It explores individual environmental components and the interdependence among them (see Huggett 1995, 1997, 2002 below).

How does the environment change?

This theme investigates evolutionary worldviews. It considers the ideas of development and evolution applied to individual environmental components and to the ecosphere as a whole (see Huggett 1997 below).

How fast does the environment change?

Environment, Resilience, Philosophy, Geology, Catastrophes, Ecology, Evolution, Biology, Geography


Prof John O'Neill

John's research interests lie in political economy and philosophy, philosophy and environmental policy, political theory, ethics, and the philosophy of science.

Political economy, Politics, Economy, Philosophy, Environmental policy, Policy, Ethics