Sam Fremantle (BSc, MA, Phd) specialises in ethics, political philosophy and symbolic logic. His first degree was philosophy and economics at the University of Bristol which was then followed by the MA in political philosophy (the idea of toleration) at the University of York. He has just (finally!) completed his doctoral thesis on the subject of distributive justice at UCL. Those who are interested in reading it may download Reconstructing Rawls here. He has taught philosophy at Morley College, Lambeth and currently teaches philosophy at Birkbeck College, the London School of Philosophy, and for the University of London International Programme Ethics: Historical Perspectives course. Since 2012 he has taught English for academic purposes at Coventry University and holds a CELTA (certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages).
Adrian Brockless (BA, MA) studied for his BA in philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire where he won a university Humanities Prize in 2004 and continued his studies as a postgraduate at Durham University, completing a 50,000 word (MA by research) thesis under the supervision of Professor David Cooper in 2006.
From 2006 – 2015 Adrian taught undergraduate philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London and from 2011 – 2015 also taught A-level philosophy at Sutton Grammar School, where he was head of department from 2012. He is currently tutor for the WEA, in addition to running his own series of adult education classes in philosophy outside of London.
Adrian's main philosophical interests include the philosophy of Plato, contemporary moral philosophy, philosophical accounts of the concept of human individuality, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. He would describe all of his interests as 'coloured by a love of the natural world.'
Karl Egerton (BA, MPhil, PhD) specialises in metaphysics and the history of analytic philosophy, with additional interests in philosophy of language and logic. After studying for a Philosophy BA at UCL, he completed an MPhil at the University of Cambridge (Christ's College) including a dissertation on analyticity, and then a PhD at the University of London (Birkbeck College), writing on metaphysics and the work of W. V. Quine. He has taught Philosophy for several years to both undergraduates and postgraduates, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education. He currently teaches on the University of London International Programme Logic course.
Isabella Muzio (BA, MPhil, PhD) gained her PhD from University College London where she wrote a thesis entitled ‘Consciousness, Self-Consciousness and Introspective self-Knowledge’ under the supervision of Professor M.G.F Martin. Her research interests remain primarily in the philosophy of mind – specifically on issues surrounding self-knowledge, rationality and emotions. She currently has a number of papers on these topics under review for publication and is also working on a book, preliminarily entitled Knowing Our Own Emotions. She has taught at the University of Essex, UCL and the London School of Philosophy. She currently teaches at the Open University and at Birkbeck for the University of London International Programme Epistemology course.