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I joined the VU as a PhD Candidate in 2021. I work in ethics. My project is on "Taking Responsibility" in all its forms, and whether there is a unifying framework to make sense of it. My interests include moral responsibility, praise and blame, and normative powers, amongst many other things.

Research

I examine questions of moral responsibility in cooperative contexts, situated within the research group The Ethics of Cooperation together with dr. Philip Robichaud, Tessa Supèr, and dr. Jan Willem Wieland. You can read some info about us here.

When many people have to cooperate in light of important ends (e.g. fighting a pandemic or climate change), it often happens that some agents take too much responsibility and others take too little. It is unclear, however, what taking responsibility comes to and when it can be fitting or (un)fair. In my project, I aim to develop an account both of the nature of taking responsibility and of the relevant fittingness and fairness norms governing what people should take responsibility for.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Academic qualification

Philosophy, Master, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 1 Dec 2021

Philosophy and Economics, Bachelor, Universität Bayreuth

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020

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