Wayne Martin studied philosophy both in the UK and in the USA and taught for twelve years at the University of California, San Diego, before coming to Essex in 2005. He is the Director of The Essex Autonomy Project, a research and knowledge-exchange initiative which aims to clarify the ideal of self-determination, with particular attention to the vocations of care (healthcare, eldercare, psychiatric care, etc.). He currently leads a multi-disciplinary team that is providing technical research support to UK government bodies in preparation for the upcoming UN review of UK compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Wayne’s philosophical interests are diverse. He has worked extensively on philosophical issues from the post-Kantian idealist tradition and phenomenology; he has published one book of Fichte and another on the phenomenology of judgement, and has published articles on the history of symbolic logic, Dutch Still Life painting, Stoicism, deontic logic and the paintings of Lucas Cranach the Elder. He was the founding Head of the School of Philosophy and Art History (2010-2013), and currently serves as Series Editor of Modern European Philosophy, the monograph series published by Cambridge University Press. Current projects include a co-authored clinical paper on deliberative temporality in manic episodes, and a paper on the ex-voto retablo tradition in Mexican Folk Art.