David Enoch appointed Professor of the Philosophy of Law

The Faculty is delighted to announce that David Enoch has been appointed Professor of the Philosophy of Law. 

Professor Enoch joins us from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he holds the Rodney Blackman Chair in the Philosophy of Law and is co-director of the Center for Moral and Political Philosophy.

David Enoch

He received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and LLB from Tel Aviv University in 1993, then went on to  complete his PhD in philosophy at New York University in 2003. His main areas of interest are moral, political and legal philosophy.

In 2011 he published his book ‘Taking Morality Seriously: A Defense of Robust Realism’ (OUP) which develops, argues for and defends a strongly realist and objectivist view of ethics and normativity. He has also written on moral and legal luck, on statistical evidence and statistical resentment, on the value of autonomy, and on whether general jurisprudence is interesting.

David has won several prizes in Israel, both as a legal scholar and as a philosopher, and two of his articles have been included in the Philosophers’ Annual list of the ten best philosophy papers of the year.

He is on the board of ‘Ethics’, an International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, and ‘Law and Philosophy’, an international journal for Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy.

David  will take up the Professorship on 1 October 2023. We look forward to welcoming him to the Faculty.