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Dr David Blunt

Dr David Blunt

Research Fellow

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Corpus Christi College

Office Phone: 01223 767 231


Gwilym David Blunt is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and a fellow of Corpus Christi College. Before joining the department he was a doctoral candidate at University College London, where he completed his thesis: Transnational Philanthropy, Justice, and Domination.

Research Interests

His research interests involve contemporary political philosophy and the history of political thought.

Contemporary Political Philosophy:

David's interest in contemporary political philosophy is focussed on transnational socioeconomic justice, the ethics of political violence,  as well as conceptions of power and domination. He is also interested in the relationship between ideal theory models and guidance in non-ideal circumstances, with special attention paid to the justifiability of political violence.

The History of Political Thought:

David also works on the history of republican and Marxist political thought. Regarding republicanism, he is interested in the shifting contextual understanding of domination from antiquity to the nineteenth century, but with special interest in the early modern period. As for Marxism, he interested in the development of Marxist theory and its influence on the culture in pre-revolutionary parties and the self-understanding of revolutionaries.