Dr Carl Knight
- Senior Lecturer in Political Theory (Politics)
Carl's research interests are in political theory and political philosophy, with a particular focus on distributive justice. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications including Luck Egalitarianism (single-authored monograph, Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Responsibility and Distributive Justice (co-edited with Zofia Stemplowska, Oxford University Press, 2011). He is currently completing a second monograph on luck and fairness.
Carl was previously British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Glasgow and has also taught at the University of Johannesburg and the University of York. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
- distributive justice
- global justice
- medical ethics
- climate change ethics
- methodology in moral and political theory
Global Distributive Justice: British Academy, £232,557.
Distributive Justice and Responsibility: British Academy, £7,447.
Justice and Reciprocity: Adam Smith Research Foundation, £1,000.
I will consider PhD proposals within most areas of political theory and political philosophy. I am lead supervisor for the following current PhD students:
- Jungbum Lee
Empirical Analysis of Distributive Justice Theories
Politics 2A: History of Political Thought
Honours: Egalitarianism and its Critics
Honours: Global Distributive Justice
I co-lead the Political Philosophy and Theory Group at the University of Glasgow, a joint Politics and Philosophy research cluster which meets several times per semester to discuss the latest work from group members and external researchers.
I am a member of the editorial advisory group for the journal Res Publica.
I am also a member of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.
I am Mobility Officer for Politics and International Relations.