PAUL RUSSELL was appointed Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Lund University in January 2018. At Lund he also serves as Director of the Lund | Gothenburg Responsibility Project (LGRP). This is a half-time research position and has been made possible thanks to a major grant from the Swedish Research Council for "the international recruitment of leading researchers"(2014). Along with the position at Lund University he will continue, on a reduced basis, at the University of British Columbia.
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Apart from these positions, he held a Research Fellowship at Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) as well as a number of visiting appointments at various universities, including Cambridge, Virginia, Stanford, Pittsburgh and North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010 he was elected to a Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford University.
INTERVIEW3:AM Magazine Hume’s Irreligious Core.
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My interests cover the areas of free will and moral responsibility along with various topics in early modern philosophy. Within the area of free will and moral responsibility I am particularly interested in the challenge of scepticism and theories of responsibility that appeal to reactive attitudes or moral sentiments. On the subject of early modern philosophy I am especially concerned with the philosophy of David Hume and how his philosophy relates to problems of religion and atheism.