Ralf M. Bader
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I am a Fellow of Merton College and an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Oxford. During the academic year 2015/16 I will be a Harrington Faculty Fellow at UT Austin. My research primarily focuses on value theory (axiology, intrinsic value, organic unities, agent-relativity, population ethics), contemporary metaphysics (hyperintensionality, intrinsicality, supervenience, coinciding objects, counterpart theory, dispositions, causation, identity, mereology), Kant scholarship (highest good, happiness, imperatives, tables of categories, transcendental idealism), and political philosophy (political obligation, liberty, justice). I am also interested in neo-Kantian and early analytic philosophy. Prior to moving to Oxford, I was a Bersoff Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in the Philosophy Department at New York University. I received my Ph.D. and M.Litt. from the University of St Andrews and did my undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford (St Edmund Hall).