Dr Derek Edyvane
Associate Professor in Political Theory
I am a lecturer in political theory, and I specialise in the area of contemporary political philosophy. My first degree was a BA in history and politics from Lancaster University.
After graduating, I went to the University of York, where I studied first for an MA and then for a PhD in political philosophy. Having completed the PhD, I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. I joined POLIS in 2007.
My research covers a range of issues and problems in contemporary political philosophy. I am particularly interested in the concept of political community and its relationship to the moral diversity and conflict characteristic of modern liberal democracies. I also have research interests in multiculturalism, political ethics and political liberalism.
Current Research Projects
Presently, my teaching includes the following modules:
Justice, Community and Conflict (Level 2) Political Theory in Action (MA)
I am keen to supervise enthusiastic research students in a range of areas including:
- Ideas of community, solidarity and belonging
- Political liberalism and toleration
- Realism and moralism in political philosophy
- Political ethics (problems of dirty hands)
- Edyvane, D.J. (2012) Civic Virtue and The Sovereignty of Evil: Public Morality in Uncertain Times (Routledge)
- Edyvane, D. and Matravers, M. (eds) (2012) Toleration Re-Examined (Routledge)
- Edyvane, D.J. (2007) Community and Conflict: The Sources of Liberal Solidarity. Palgrave MacMillan.
- Edyvane, D.J. (2011) What Is The Point of a Public Morality? Political Studies.
- Edyvane, D.J. Britishness, Belonging and the Ideology of Conflict: Lessons from the Polis, Journal of Philosophy of Education.
- Edyvane, D.J. The Varieties of Cultural Perception: Multiculturalism After Recognition, The European Legacy.
- Edyvane, D. J. (2008) Justice as Conflict: The Question of Stuart Hampshire. Contemporary Political Theory, 7(3), pp.317-40.
- Edyvane, D.J. (2007) Multicultural Friendship: Dissociating Discord and Disunity. Imprints: Egalitarian Theory and Practice, 10(1), pp.14-36.
- Edyvane, D.J. (2005) A Back-Turning Harmony: Conflict as a Source of Political Community. Res Publica, 11(1), pp.27-54.
- Edyvane, D.J. (2003) Against Unconditional Love. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 20(1), pp.59-75.