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Encyclopedia > Paul Russell (philosopher)

Paul Russell is Professor in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1987. The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787) depicts the philosopher Socrates carrying out his own execution. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ...

He has been a Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1984-86); a Visiting Assistant Professor at the [University of Virginia]] (1988); a Mellon Fellow and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University (1989-90); a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University (1991 and 1996); Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh (1996-97), and Visiting Professor (Kenan Distinguished Visitor) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005). Full name Sidney Sussex College Motto Dieu me garde de calomnie God preserve me from calumny Named after Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex Previous names - Established 1596 Sister College St Johns College Master Prof. ... Stanford redirects here. ... The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 as a renowned centre for teaching in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...

His principal research interests include problems of free will and moral responsibility and the history of early modern philosophy (particularly David Hume). Free will is the philosophical doctrine that holds that our choices are ultimately up to ourselves. ... David Hume (April 26, 1711 – August 25, 1776)[1] was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. ...

He is the author of Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 1995).

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