Dr Lauren Ware is a Lecturer in Philosophy, having joined the department in 2017. Her primary research is in the philosophy of emotion.
Dr Ware's research investigates the role of emotions in political and legal decision-making, in the evaluation of risk, in creativity and imagination, and in teaching and learning. She also has a specialisation in ancient Greek philosophy, which underpins her account of what emotions are and what they can do.
Public and media engagement is an important part of Lauren’s philosophical activity, and she invites collaboration wherever possible. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Lauren is currently working on the Universal Basic Income Project, and examining the nature and value of suffering in criminal punishment, a topic on which wrote and performed a show, The Pain Factory, at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.