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Dr Nadine Elzein

elzeinLecturer in Philosophy

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King’s College London




Dr Nadine Elzein studied philosophy at University College London.  Prior to joining King’s in 2015, she taught at the University of Southampton, Wadham College Oxford, and University College London.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Freedom of the will, determinism, and alternative possibilities.
  • Moral motivation and questions relating to moral reasons and agency.
  • Moral responsibility, the justification for blame, praise, and related practices.

Dr Elzein’s main area of research focuses on free will, determinism, and moral responsibility.   She is also takes a strong interest in other areas of ethics, including moral motivation, meta-ethics and normative ethics (especially consequentialism), as well as in other areas of metaphysics, such as personal identity and the philosophy of time.

Dr Elzein welcomes enquiries from students seeking supervision in her areas of research interest.
Selected publications
  • ‘Pereboom’s Frankfurt Case & Derivative Culpability’, Philosophical Studies, Vol. 166, No. 3 (2013), pp. 553-573.
  • ‘Basic Desert, Conceptual Revision, and Moral Justification’, Philosophical Explorations, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2013), pp. 212-225.
  • ‘Conflicting Reasons and Freedom of the Will’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 110 (2010), pp. 339-407.
‘Scepticism, Responsibility, & Other Prickly Topics’, Analysis, Vol. 73, No. 1 (2013), pp. 107-118.

Dr Elzein has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules:

  • 5AANB006 Ethics II: Contemporary Ethical Philosophy

Postgraduate modules:

  • 7AAN2011 Ethics
  • 7AAN4021 MA General Philosophy: Ethics
  • 7AAN2062 Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics 
Expertise and public engagement


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