Josh Milburn is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. Before coming to Loughborough in 2022, he worked at the University of Sheffield as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-22); the University of York as an Associate Lecturer in Political Philosophy (2017-19); and Queen’s University (Canada) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies (2016-17). He read for a BA and MA in philosophy at Lancaster University (2009-13) and PhD in philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast (2013-16). He is the author of two forthcoming books about animals in ethics and politics, and the host of the animal studies podcast Knowing Animals.
Josh Milburn is an analytic moral and political philosopher. His primary research interest is in animal ethics, but he has broad interests in contemporary political philosophy and applied ethics generally. His work asks what taking animals seriously means for established questions in moral, legal, and political philosophy.
Josh has forthcoming books with McGill-Queen’s University Press and Oxford University Press. The former is entitled Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding Animals. The latter, the subject of his postdoctoral fellowship, is called Food, Justice, and Animals: Feeding the World Respectfully. In addition, he has published on a diverse array of topics including property, hate speech, liberal and libertarian political thought, and warfare.
For a full list of publications, including links to open-access versions, please see https://josh-milburn.com/publications/.
- Milburn, Josh. Forthcoming. Food, Justice, and Animals: Feeding the World Respectfully. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Milburn, Josh. Forthcoming. Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding Animals. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
- Milburn, Josh, and Alasdair Cochrane. 2021. Should we protect animals from hate speech? Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 41 (4): 1149-73.
- Milburn, Josh, and Sara Van Goozen. 2021. Counting animals in war: First steps towards an inclusive just-war theory. Social Theory and Practice 47 (4): 657-85.
- Fischer, Bob, and Josh Milburn. 2019. In defence of backyard chickens. Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (1): 108-23.
- Milburn, Josh. 2016. Chewing over in vitro meat: Animal ethics, cannibalism and social progress. Res Publica 22 (3): 249-65.
- Milburn, Josh. 2016. The demandingness of Nozick’s ‘Lockean’ proviso. European Journal of Political Theory 15 (3): 276-92