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People Dr Hilary Greaves

Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations


Associate Professor in Philosophy

My current research focusses on various issues in ethics. My interests include: foundational issues in consequentialism ('global' and 'two-level' forms of consequentialism), the debate between consequentialists and contractualists, aggregation (utilitarianism, prioritarianism and egalitarianism), moral psychology and selective debunking arguments, population ethics, the interface between ethics and economics, and the analogies between ethics and epistemology.

I also have interests in formal epistemology. My earlier research (until 2011) focussed mainly on philosophy of physics; these interests are now dormant.