Hamish Russell

Hamish Russell, 150w


Graduate Student & Part-time Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)


St. George, UTSC,

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  • BA, University of Otago
  • BA (Honours), University of Auckland

Hamish’s research is at the intersection of political philosophy and business ethics. He is particularly concerned with how the political justifications for economic institutions, such as “invisible hand” arguments, modify the moral responsibilities of economic actors, such as corporate managers. It is often suggested—and taught in business schools—that the structured adversarialism of the market suspends some of the ordinary requirements of morality; Hamish is interested in how far such arguments succeed.

Hamish has published (with Gillian Brock) on the moral responsibilities of tax professionals.

Teaching in 2021-22:

PHLB17 Introduction to Political Philosophy

PHLC92 Political Philosophy

PHLC93 Topics in Political Philosophy

PHLD78 Advanced Seminar in Political Philosophy

Research Interests:

Ethics, Political Philosophy


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