I am a political philosopher and an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University College London.
Previously, I have been a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE (2012-2013); a Research Associate at the School of Philosophy, ANU (June- December 2015); and an academic visitor at ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (October 2018).
I research four issues, united by an emphasis on taking the nature and role of the social realm seriously:
1. Civic virtues and civic vices
2. Social equality, especially the role of social norms and social practices in whether we relate as equals
3. The value of relationships and fertiiity treatment
4. Facts, and what role they should play in political philosophy
Email: e.mcternan [at] ucl.ac.uk
[Website last updated July 2021]