Hamish Russell

Hamish Russell
Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
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Building MW 362


Hamish’s research is at the intersection of political philosophy and business ethics. He is particularly concerned with how the political justifications for economic institutions, such as “invisible hand” arguments, modify the moral responsibilities of economic actors, such as corporate managers. It is often suggested—and taught in business schools—that the structured adversarialism of the market suspends some of the ordinary requirements of morality; Hamish is interested in how far such arguments succeed.

Hamish has published (with Gillian Brock) on the moral responsibilities of tax professionals.


  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), University of Auckland
  • BA, University of Otago

Teaching Interests

Teaching in 2023-24

PHLA11: Introduction to Ethics
PHLB02: Environmental Ethics
PHLC92: Political Philosophy
PHLD05: Advanced Seminar in Ethics
PHLD88: Socrates Project Seminar

Research Interests

Ethics, Political Philosophy