Dr Carl Knight

  • Lecturer in Political Theory (Politics)
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Social Sciences Administration)

telephone: 01413301914
email: Carl.Knight@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Biography

Carl holds a BA (First Class Honours with Distinction, 2002) and an MA (Distinction, 2003) from the University of York and a PhD (2006) from the University of Manchester. He has been Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Glasgow since January 2015. Prior to this he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow also at Glasgow.

Carl's research interests are in political theory and ethics, with a particular focus on distributive justice. His publications include Luck Egalitarianism (single-authored monograph, Edinburgh University Press, 2009), Responsibility and Distributive Justice (co-edited with Zofia Stemplowska, Oxford University Press, 2011), and over twenty peer-reviewed articles. He is currently completing a book on luck and fairness.

Research interests

Research Interests

  • distributive justice
  • equality
  • responsibility
  • global justice
  • medical ethics
  • climate change ethics
  • methodology in moral and political theory

Grants

Justice and Reciprocity: Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Funding held May 2007 with monetary value of £1,000 (co-investigator with Simon McKenzie and Paul Graham).

Distributive Justice and Responsibility: British Academy Small Research Grant held June 2007-July 2008 with monetary value of £7,447 (principal investigator, Zofia Stemplowska was co-investigator).

Global Distributive Justice: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship held January 2011-December 2013 with monetary value of £232,557.

Supervision

I will consider PhD proposals within most areas of political theory. My current PhD students (lead supervisor) are:

Alex Faurot - 'Post-fascism, Fascism, and Their Effects on Immigrants' (co-supervisor Dr Craig Smith)

Luke Armstrong - 'Autonomy in Political Liberalism' (co-supervisor Dr Ben Colburn)

Wanpat Youngmevittaya - 'Neutrality, State, and Religion' (co-supervisor Dr Myrto Tsakatika)

I was also PhD supervisor for Andreas Albertsen, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Aarhus University, for the duration of his visit to Glasgow from February-June 2013.

In addition, I regularly supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate dissertations.

Teaching

Undergraduate

Politics 2A: History of Political Thought

Honours: Egalitarianism and its Critics

Honours: Global Distributive Justice

Additional information

Other roles

I lead the Political Theory Group at the University of Glasgow, which meets several times per semester to discuss the latest research from group members and visiting 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 Exchange Officer (incoming) for Politics.

 

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
Number of items: 33.

2016

Knight, C. (2016) Climate change, fundamental interests, and global justice. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19(5), pp. 629-644. (doi:10.1080/13698230.2016.1183755)

Knight, C. (2016) Introduction. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19(5), pp. 505-507. (doi:10.1080/13698230.2016.1183748)

2015

Knight, C. (2015) Justice for foxes. Law and Philosophy, 34(6), pp. 633-659. (doi:10.1007/s10982-015-9237-x)

Knight, C. and Albertsen, A. (2015) Rawlsian justice and palliative care. Bioethics, 29(8), pp. 536-542. (doi:10.1111/bioe.12156) (PMID:25689627)

Knight, C. (2015) Abandoning the abandonment objection: luck egalitarian arguments for public insurance. Res Publica, 21(2), pp. 119-135. (doi:10.1007/s11158-015-9273-2)

Albertsen, A. and Knight, C. (2015) A framework for luck egalitarianism in health and healthcare. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40(2), pp. 165-169. (doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101666) (PMID:24505116)

Knight, C. (2015) Luck egalitarianism and the history of political thought. In: Boisen, C. and Murray, M.C. (eds.) Distributive Justice Debates in the Political and Social Thought. Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought (105). Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781138829763

2014

Knight, C. (2014) Moderate emissions grandfathering. Environmental Values, 23(5), pp. 571-592. (doi:10.3197/096327114X13947900181635)

Knight, C. (2014) Theories of distributive justice and post-apartheid South Africa. Politikon, 41(1), pp. 23-38. (doi:10.1080/02589346.2014.885669)

2013

Knight, C. (2013) Benefiting from injustice and brute luck. Social Theory and Practice, 39(4), pp. 581-598. (doi:10.5840/soctheorpract201339433)

Knight, C. (2013) Luck egalitarianism. Philosophy Compass, 8(10), pp. 924-934. (doi:10.1111/phc3.12077)

Knight, C. (2013) Egalitarian justice and expected value. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 16(5), pp. 1061-1073. (doi:10.1007/s10677-013-9415-6)

Knight, C. (2013) What is grandfathering? Environmental Politics, 22(3), pp. 410-427. (doi:10.1080/09644016.2012.740937)

Knight, C. (2013) The injustice of discrimination. South African Journal of Philosophy, 32(1), pp. 47-59. (doi:10.4314%2Fsajpem.v32i1.)

2012

Knight, C. and Knight, R. (2012) Equality and information. Ethical Perspectives, 19(3), pp. 469-499.

Knight, C. (2012) Distributive luck. South African Journal of Philosophy, 31(3), pp. 541-559. (doi:10.4314%2Fsajpem.v31i3)

Knight, C. (2012) Unit-ideas unleashed: a reinterpretation and reassessment of Lovejovian methodology in the history of ideas. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 6(2), pp. 195-217. (doi:10.1163/187226312X650746)

Knight, C. (2012) In defence of global egalitarianism. Journal of Global Ethics, 8(1), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1080/17449626.2011.635678)

2011

Knight, C. (2011) In defence of cosmopolitanism. Theoria, 58(129), pp. 19-34. (doi:10.3167/th.2011.5812903)

Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (Eds.) (2011) Responsibility and distributive justice. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199565801

Knight, C. (2011) Inequality, avoidability, and healthcare. IYYUN: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, 60, pp. 72-88.

Knight, C. (2011) Climate change and the duties of the disadvantaged: reply to Caney. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 14(4), pp. 531-542. (doi:10.1080/13698230.2011.597244)

Knight, C. (2011) Responsibility, desert, and justice. In: Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (eds.) Responsibility and Distributive Justice. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 152-173. ISBN 9780199565801

Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (2011) Responsibility and distributive justice: an introduction. In: Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (eds.) Responsibility and Distributive Justice. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 1-23. ISBN 9780199565801

2010

Knight, C. (2010) Justice and the grey box of responsibility. Theoria, 57(124), pp. 86-112. (doi:10.3167/th.2010.5712404)

2009

Knight, C. (2009) Describing equality. Law and Philosophy, 28(4), pp. 327-365. (doi:10.1007/s10982-008-9040-z)

Knight, C. (2009) Egalitarian justice and valuational judgment. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 6(4), pp. 482-498. (doi:10.1163/174046809X12464327133177)

Knight, C. (2009) Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748638697

2008

Knight, C. (2008) A pluralistic approach to global poverty. Review of International Studies, 34(4), pp. 713-733. (doi:10.1017/S0260210508008243)

2006

Knight, C. (2006) The metaphysical case for luck egalitarianism. Social Theory and Practice, 32(2), pp. 173-188. (doi:10.5840/soctheorpract200632212)

Knight, C. (2006) The method of reflective equilibrium: wide, radical, fallible, plausible. Philosophical Papers, 35(2), pp. 205-229. (doi:10.1080/05568640609485180)

2005

Knight, C. (2005) In defence of luck egalitarianism. Res Publica, 11(1), pp. 55-73. (doi:10.1007/s11158-004-4973-z)

2004

Knight, C. (2004) Liberal multiculturalism reconsidered. Politics, 24(3), pp. 189-197. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2004.00219.x)

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Number of items: 33.

Articles

Knight, C. (2016) Climate change, fundamental interests, and global justice. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19(5), pp. 629-644. (doi:10.1080/13698230.2016.1183755)

Knight, C. (2016) Introduction. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19(5), pp. 505-507. (doi:10.1080/13698230.2016.1183748)

Knight, C. (2015) Justice for foxes. Law and Philosophy, 34(6), pp. 633-659. (doi:10.1007/s10982-015-9237-x)

Knight, C. and Albertsen, A. (2015) Rawlsian justice and palliative care. Bioethics, 29(8), pp. 536-542. (doi:10.1111/bioe.12156) (PMID:25689627)

Knight, C. (2015) Abandoning the abandonment objection: luck egalitarian arguments for public insurance. Res Publica, 21(2), pp. 119-135. (doi:10.1007/s11158-015-9273-2)

Albertsen, A. and Knight, C. (2015) A framework for luck egalitarianism in health and healthcare. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40(2), pp. 165-169. (doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101666) (PMID:24505116)

Knight, C. (2014) Moderate emissions grandfathering. Environmental Values, 23(5), pp. 571-592. (doi:10.3197/096327114X13947900181635)

Knight, C. (2014) Theories of distributive justice and post-apartheid South Africa. Politikon, 41(1), pp. 23-38. (doi:10.1080/02589346.2014.885669)

Knight, C. (2013) Benefiting from injustice and brute luck. Social Theory and Practice, 39(4), pp. 581-598. (doi:10.5840/soctheorpract201339433)

Knight, C. (2013) Luck egalitarianism. Philosophy Compass, 8(10), pp. 924-934. (doi:10.1111/phc3.12077)

Knight, C. (2013) Egalitarian justice and expected value. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 16(5), pp. 1061-1073. (doi:10.1007/s10677-013-9415-6)

Knight, C. (2013) What is grandfathering? Environmental Politics, 22(3), pp. 410-427. (doi:10.1080/09644016.2012.740937)

Knight, C. (2013) The injustice of discrimination. South African Journal of Philosophy, 32(1), pp. 47-59. (doi:10.4314%2Fsajpem.v32i1.)

Knight, C. and Knight, R. (2012) Equality and information. Ethical Perspectives, 19(3), pp. 469-499.

Knight, C. (2012) Distributive luck. South African Journal of Philosophy, 31(3), pp. 541-559. (doi:10.4314%2Fsajpem.v31i3)

Knight, C. (2012) Unit-ideas unleashed: a reinterpretation and reassessment of Lovejovian methodology in the history of ideas. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 6(2), pp. 195-217. (doi:10.1163/187226312X650746)

Knight, C. (2012) In defence of global egalitarianism. Journal of Global Ethics, 8(1), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1080/17449626.2011.635678)

Knight, C. (2011) In defence of cosmopolitanism. Theoria, 58(129), pp. 19-34. (doi:10.3167/th.2011.5812903)

Knight, C. (2011) Inequality, avoidability, and healthcare. IYYUN: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, 60, pp. 72-88.

Knight, C. (2011) Climate change and the duties of the disadvantaged: reply to Caney. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 14(4), pp. 531-542. (doi:10.1080/13698230.2011.597244)

Knight, C. (2010) Justice and the grey box of responsibility. Theoria, 57(124), pp. 86-112. (doi:10.3167/th.2010.5712404)

Knight, C. (2009) Describing equality. Law and Philosophy, 28(4), pp. 327-365. (doi:10.1007/s10982-008-9040-z)

Knight, C. (2009) Egalitarian justice and valuational judgment. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 6(4), pp. 482-498. (doi:10.1163/174046809X12464327133177)

Knight, C. (2008) A pluralistic approach to global poverty. Review of International Studies, 34(4), pp. 713-733. (doi:10.1017/S0260210508008243)

Knight, C. (2006) The metaphysical case for luck egalitarianism. Social Theory and Practice, 32(2), pp. 173-188. (doi:10.5840/soctheorpract200632212)

Knight, C. (2006) The method of reflective equilibrium: wide, radical, fallible, plausible. Philosophical Papers, 35(2), pp. 205-229. (doi:10.1080/05568640609485180)

Knight, C. (2005) In defence of luck egalitarianism. Res Publica, 11(1), pp. 55-73. (doi:10.1007/s11158-004-4973-z)

Knight, C. (2004) Liberal multiculturalism reconsidered. Politics, 24(3), pp. 189-197. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2004.00219.x)

Books

Knight, C. (2009) Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748638697

Book Sections

Knight, C. (2015) Luck egalitarianism and the history of political thought. In: Boisen, C. and Murray, M.C. (eds.) Distributive Justice Debates in the Political and Social Thought. Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought (105). Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781138829763

Knight, C. (2011) Responsibility, desert, and justice. In: Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (eds.) Responsibility and Distributive Justice. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 152-173. ISBN 9780199565801

Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (2011) Responsibility and distributive justice: an introduction. In: Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (eds.) Responsibility and Distributive Justice. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 1-23. ISBN 9780199565801

Edited Books

Knight, C. and Stemplowska, Z. (Eds.) (2011) Responsibility and distributive justice. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199565801

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