Dr Jonathan Parry

Dr Jonathan Parry

Department of Philosophy
Birmingham Fellow in Philosophy

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I'm a Birmingham Fellow in Global Ethics, specialising in moral and political philosophy. I am also Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics.


  • PhD The University of Sheffield
  • MA The University of Sydney
  • BA (hons) The University of Sheffield


I joined Birmingham in October 2015, following a post-doctoral fellowship at Stockholm University. I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Sheffield, during which I was also a visiting student at Rutgers University, USA.


This year I am teaching the Bioethics and Human Rights modules on the masters program, as well as the Moral Problems module for undergraduates.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome inquiries from prospective graduate students interested in normative ethics, applied ethics, and political philosophy.


My work explores how the resources of political and legal philosophy can shed light on topics in normative and applied ethics. My current projects focus on the ethics of using force.

For more information, please see my website: www.jonathan-parry.weebly.com


  • 'Authority and Harm', Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (forthcoming)
  • ‘Civil War and Revolution’ The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and War, Helen Frowe and Seth Lazar (eds) (Oxford University Press), forthcoming in print, published online.
  • ‘Community, Liability and Just Conduct in War’, Philosophical Studies 172, No.12 (2015), 3313-3333.
  • ‘Just War Theory, Legitimate Authority, and Irregular Belligerency’, Philosophia 43, No.1 (2015), 175-196.