Dr Carl Knight
- Senior Lecturer in Political Theory (Politics)
Carl is a political philosopher who mostly works on theories of distributive justice (egalitarianism, prioritarianism and sufficientarianism) and applied topics in distributive justice (climate change, health care allocation, discrimination). He has also addressed methodological issues in political theory, for instance concerning the method of reflective equilibrium.
Carl has over 30 peer-reviewed publications including Luck Egalitarianism (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.
Prior to his current position Carl was British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and then Lecturer in Political Theory at Glasgow. He has also taught at the University of York and the University of Johannesburg. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
- distributive justice
- global justice
- climate change ethics
- medical ethics
- methods in 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.
Carl is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate work and will consider PhD proposals within most areas of political theory and political philosophy. He is lead supervisor for the following current PhD students:
- Jungbum Lee
Empirical Analysis of Distributive Justice Theories
- Youngmevittaya, Wanpat
Neutrality, State, and Religion
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.