Adam Swift

Programme Associate, Professor of Political Theory, University of Warwick


Professor of Political Theory, Warwick University, Adam Swift has worked on the communitarian critique of liberalism, the relation between public opinion and political philosophy, the normative aspects of class analysis and social mobility, the morality of school choice, and the role of philosophy in non-ideal circumstances. He was a member of the British team participating in the International Social Justice Project, which investigated popular attitudes to social justice in 13 countries. Prof. Swift is currently working, with Harry Brighouse, to develop a liberal egalitarian theory of the family and, with Zofia Stemplowska, to disentangle the various issues at stake in debates about 'ideal' and 'non-ideal' theory.

Research projects & programmes

Climate Change & Sustainability