Dr Nicholas Shackel

Dr Nicholas Shackel


School of English, Communication and Philosophy

+44 (0)29 2087 5664
1.42, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

I am a part of the School's Philosophy research group.

I did my doctorate at the University of Nottingham, giving a Humean answer to the question of why we ought to be rational. I have lectured at the Universities of Nottingham, Warwick and Aberdeen and immediately prior to taking up my lectureship at Cardiff was a research fellow in the faculty of philosophy at Oxford.

Research interests

Rationality and the relation of rationality and normativity. My work here includes practical reason and also the relation of rational belief and the ethics of belief. 

The application of formal methods to philosophical questions. My work here includes papers on metaphysics, epistemology and paradox.