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Adam Tebble

Senior Lecturer in Political Theory

Adam Tebble
Postal Address:

Department of Political Economy

King’s College London

Strand Campus

Bush House (North East Wing)

30 Aldwych

London WC2B 4BG




Tel: + 44 (0)20 7848 1685

Room number: 9.08 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office Hours:

Thursday: 13.00 - 14.00
Friday: 13.00 - 14.00

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Twitter: @adamtebble


Dr Tebble’s research interests include contemporary liberal political theory, with a specialisation in classical liberalism, social justice, and the politics of culture and identity. He is the author of Hayek (Bloomsbury) and Epistemic Liberalism: a defence (Routledge). Dr Tebble has published in the journals Social Philosophy and PolicyEconomics and Philosophy, Political Theory, The European Journal of Political Theory, Political Studies and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Prior to joining King’s in 2011, Dr Tebble taught at the School of Public Policy, UCL. In the United States he has taught at Brown University, where he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2004-2006), then Lecturer (2006-2007) at the Department of Political Science.


At the undergraduate level Dr Tebble is co-convener of the first year module Introduction to Political Theory. In year two he convenes Political Theory of Capitalism and, in year 3, Culture, Identity and Justice.

Dr Tebble welcomes doctoral research proposals in political theory/philosophy only, with a specific interest in the following areas:

  • Classical liberal and libertarian political theory 
  • Markets and social justice
  • Culture, identity and justice
  • Gender, sexuality and politics

Selected Publications


Tebble, A. J., Epistemic Liberalism: A defence, London, Routledge, 2016.

Tebble, A. J., Hayek, London, Bloomsbury, 2013.

Published Articles:

Tebble, A. J., Liberty against progress, Social Philosophy and Policy, 2017, forthcoming

Tebble, A. J., On the Circumstances of Justice, European Journal of Political Theory, 2016.

Tebble, A. J., Homosexuality and Publicness: towards a political theory of the taboo, Political Studies, Vol. 59, No. 4, 2011, 921–939.

Tebble, A. J., Hayek and Social Justice: A Critique, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2009, 581-604.

Tebble, A. J., Exclusion for Democracy, Political Theory, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2006, 463-487.

Tebble, A. J., Does Inclusion Require Democracy?, Political Studies, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, 197-214. 

Tebble, A. J., What is the Politics of Difference?, Political Theory, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2002, 259-281.

See also: Young, I. M., Reply to Tebble, Political Theory, vol. 30, no. 2, 2002, pp. 282-288

Tebble, A. J., The Tables Turned: Wilt Chamberlain versus Robert Nozick on Rectification, Economics and Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2001, 89-108.

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