Dr Steve Cooke

Lecturer in Political TheoryDr Stephen Cooke

  • Office: Attenborough Tower 806
  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3746
  • Email: smc77@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office hours (Semester 2 2017/18): 1-2pm Mondays and Tusdays.

Personal details

  • BA (Open University), MA (Manchester), PhD (Manchester)
  • Undergraduate dissertation coordinator



My research interests are in

  • moral and political duties to non-human animals
  • the ethics of different forms of protest and political violence
  • liberal theories of justice

Current research

I am currently researching the role played by the arts and humanities in moral epistemology. Part of this work looks at how literature can be used to cultivate the moral imagination, and about justifications for arts and humanities promotion within liberal theories of justice.

I am also currently exploring the ethics of training non-human animals to cooperate in experiments performed on them.

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Contact Details

School of Politics and International Relations

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: HyPIR@le.ac.uk


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