Dr Garrath Williams

Senior Lecturer

Current Teaching

I have taught moral philosophy, political thought and applied ethics. My recent teaching at Lancaster includes

  • Continental Philosophy, on Nietzsche, Foucault and Arendt (PPR302, available in 2014-15)
  • Philosophical Issues in Politics and Economics (PPR211, available in 2014-15)
  • Ethics, especially Kantian ethics, and bioethics

Disclosure and responsibility in Arendt’s The Human Condition
Williams, G. 01/2015 In: European Journal of Political Theory. 14, 1, p. 37-54. 18 p.
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Timeliness, relevance, freedom: on Steve Buckler’s reading of Hannah Arendt
Williams, G. 1/07/2014 In: European Journal of Political Theory. 13, 3, p. 365-370. 6 p.
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Childhood obesity: ethical and policy issues
Voigt, K., Nicholls, S., Williams, G. 25/04/2014 New York : Oxford University Press. 251 p. ISBN: 9780199964482 .
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Kant's Account of Reason
Williams, G. 18/03/2014 In: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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Sharing responsibility and holding responsible
Williams, G. 11/2013 In: Journal of Applied Philosophy. 30, 4, p. 351-364. 14 p.
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Maternal employment and childhood obesity: a European perspective
Gwozdz, W., Sousa-Poza, A., Reisch, L., Ahrens, W., Eiben, G., Fernández-Alvira, J., Hadjigeorgiou, C., De Henauw, S., Kovács, É., Lauria, F., Veidebaum, T., Williams, G., Bammann, K. 07/2013 In: Journal of Health Economics. 32, 4, p. 728-742. 15 p.
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Children as means and ends in large-scale medical research
Williams, G. 10/2012 In: Bioethics. 26, 8, p. 422-430. 9 p.
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Between ethics and right: Kantian politics and democratic purposes
Williams, G. 09/2012 In: European Journal of Philosophy. 20, 3, p. 479-486. 8 p.
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The power of the people
Williams, G. 2/04/2012
Web publication/site

Responsibilities for Health Care: Kantian Reflections
Williams, G., Chadwick, R. 04/2012 In: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 21, 2, p. 155-165. 11 p.
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Responsibility
Williams, G. 2012 In: Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. San Diego : Academic Press p. 821-828. 8 p. ISBN: 978-0-12-373632-1.
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Gewissen/Moral [Hannah Arendt on Conscience & Morality]
Williams, G. 2011 In: Hannah Arendt-Handbuch: Leben–Werk–Wirkung. Metzler Verlag 3 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Hannah Arendt on Power
Williams, G. 2011 In: Encyclopedia of Power. London : Sage p. 26-28. 3 p. ISBN: 978-1412927482.
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Introduction to part II: Society
Williams, G., Krossa, A. 2011 In: Europe in a global context. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 87-90. 4 p. ISBN: 9780230285835 .
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Philosophy
Williams, G. 2011 In: Europe in a global context. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 50-61. 12 p. ISBN: 9780230285835 .
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The IDEFICS community-oriented intervention programme: a new model for childhood obesity prevention in Europe?
De Henauw, S., Verbestel, V., Mårild, S., Barba, G., Bammann, K., Eiben, G., Hebestreit, A., Iacoviello, L., Gallois, K., Konstabel, K., Kovács, É., Lissner, L., Maes, L., Molnár, D., Moreno, L., Reisch, L., Siani, A., Tornaritis, M., Williams, G., Ahrens, W., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Pigeot, I. 2011 In: International Journal of Obesity. 35, Supp 1, p. 16-23. 8 p.
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The ethics of evaluating obesity intervention studies on children
Wickins-Drazilova, D., Williams, G. 2011 In: International Journal of Obesity. 35, p. S24-S29.
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Verantwortung [Hannah Arendt on Responsibility]
Williams, G. 2011 In: Hannah Arendt-Handbuch: Leben–Werk–Wirkung. Metzler Verlag 3 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

‘Intelligible facts’: toward a constructivist account of action and responsibility
Williams, G. 2011 In: Politics and Metaphysics in Kant. Cardiff : Wales University Press p. 196-214. 19 p. ISBN: 978-0708323779.
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Ethics and public policy.
Wickins-Drazilova, D., Williams, G. 09/2010 In: Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Prevalence and Etiology. Springer 450 p. ISBN: 978-1441960382.
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"Who are we to judge?": on the proportionment of happiness to virtue
Williams, G. 01/2010 In: Philosophy. 85, 1, p. 47-66. 20 p.
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Ethical and public policy aspects of childhood obesity: opinions of scientists working on an intervention study
Wickins-Drazilova, D., Williams, G. 2010 In: Obesity Reviews. 11, 8, p. 620-626. 7 p.
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Moral responsibility.
Williams, G. 2010 In: Oxford Bibliographies Online : Philosophy.
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Parental views on public-policy options regarding healthy eating
Wickins-Drazilova, D., Nicholls, S., Williams, G., Börnhorst, C., Grafström, L., De Henauw, S., Marild, S., Molnar, D., Moreno Aznar, L., Pigeot, I., Siani, A., Tornartis, M., Veidebaum, T., Ahrens, W. 2010 In: Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics: Global Food Security: Ethical and Legal Challenges. Wageningen Academic Publishers p. 184-188. 5 p.
Conference contribution

Responsibility as a Virtue.
Williams, G. 08/2008 In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 11, 4, p. 455-470. 16 p.
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Dangerous victims: on some political dangers of vicarious claims to victimhood
Williams, G. 2008 In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 9, 2, p. 77-95. 19 p.
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Ethics and human relationality: between Arendt's accounts of morality.
Williams, G. 05/2007 In: HannahArendt.net - Journal for Political Thinking. 2007, 3, 14 p.
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Judges in our own case: Kantian legislation and responsibility attribution
Williams, G. 2007 In: Journal of International Political Theory. 3, 1, p. 8-23. 16 p.
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"Infrastructures of responsibility": the moral tasks of institutions
Williams, G. 05/2006 In: Journal of Applied Philosophy. 23, 2, p. 207-221. 15 p.
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Responsibility [Entry in the Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy].
Williams, G. 05/2006 In: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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Hannah Arendt: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers.
Williams, G.(., Williams, G. 2006 London : Routledge. 1664 p. ISBN: 0415343305.
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Introduction
Williams, G. 2006 In: Hannah Arendt. London : Routledge p. 1-22. 22 p. ISBN: 0415343313.
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Bioethics and large-scale biobanking: individualistic ethics and collective projects
Williams, G. 08/2005 In: Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 1, 2, p. 50-66. 17 p.
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Geoffrey Vickers: philosopher of responsibility.
Williams, G. 07/2005 In: Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 22, 4, p. 291-298. 8 p.
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The EU's independent agencies: institutionalising responsible European governance?
Williams, G.D. 1/03/2005 In: Political Studies. 53, 1, p. 82-99. 18 p.
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Ethical Issues: Overview
Levitt, M., Williams, G. 2005 In: Encyclopedia of social measurement. London : Elsevier p. 815-825. 11 p. ISBN: 0124438903 (set).
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Praise and blame. (In the Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy).
Williams, G. 06/2004
Other contribution

Human genetic banking: altruism, benefit and consent
Williams, G., Schroeder, D. 04/2004 In: New Genetics and Society. 23, 1, p. 89-103. 15 p.
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Human genetic banking and the limits of informed consent.
Williams, G. 2004 In: Reconfiguring nature : issues and debates in the new genetics. Aldershot : Ashgate p. 148-166. 19 p. ISBN: 0754632377.
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Two approaches to moral responsibility : part one.
Williams, G. 2004 In: Richmond Journal of Philosophy. 6, p. 14-19. 6 p.
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Two approaches to moral responsibility : part two.
Williams, G. 2004 In: Richmond Journal of Philosophy. 7, p. 20-26. 7 p.
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Blame and responsibility.
Williams, G.D. 12/2003 In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 6, 4, p. 427-445. 19 p.
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An empirical survey on biobanking of human genetic material and data in six EU countries.
Hirtzlin, I., Dubreuil, C., Préaubert, N., Duchier, J., Jansen, B., Simon, J., Lobatao De Faria, P., Perez-Lezaun, A., Visser, B., Williams, G.D., Cambon-Thomsen, A., EUROGENBANK consortium, T. 06/2003 In: European Journal of Human Genetics. 11, 6, p. 475-488. 14 p.
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An empirical survey on biobanking of human genetic material and data in six EU countries.
Williams, G. 2003 In: Populations and genetics : legal and socio-ethical perspectives. Leiden and Boston : Martinus Nijhoff p. 141-167. 27 p. ISBN: 9004136789.
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