Research in Moral and Political Philosophy

As one of our  areas of research strength, our work in Moral and Political Philosophy focuses on several core interconnected aims:

  • to illuminate and resolve a range of ethical issues involving health policy and health care, reproduction, genetics, women’s rights, animal rights, etc. through the application of moral theories and philosophical analysis from ancient to postmodern and feminist standpoints on ethics
  • to analyse through the use of moral theory various issues in law, including connections between law and morality, moral or legal responsibility and mental illness, practical issues such as police practices and accountability, treatment of refugees etc
  • to assess the adequacy of mainstream impartialist moral theories in the light of their attempts to accommodate the nature and value of love and friendship, professional roles, and feminist perspectives on ethics

Recent research grants within these areas: