"metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck"
Philosophy at Essex has an established international reputation
and a tradition of graduate education, particularly in the
specialist area of Continental Philosophy and - more
recently - in the emerging middle-ground between Continental
and Analytic Philosophy. Moral and political philosophy is
another area of research concentration, which is set to
For further information on the research activities of both
our faculty members and our graduate community please visit
academic staff area of the people pages, or, the
recent doctoral research area of these research pages.