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Before coming to King’s, Maria Alvarez was a lecturer at the University of Southampton, having previously taught at the Universities of Oxford and Reading.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Philosophy of action, including the metaphysics and explanation of actions
  • Reasons for action, normativity
  • Agent causation, agential powers
  • Abilities, choice, freedom and moral responsibility
  • GEM Anscombe


  • Philosophy of Mind and Action
  • Ethics
  • Metaethics 

Expertise and public engagement

‘The Philosopher’s Arms: Weakness of Will’, BBC radio4 Programme (Nov 15).