Dr Carl Knight
- Senior Lecturer in Political Theory (Politics)
Carl is a political philosopher working on theories of distributive justice (egalitarianism, prioritarianism, sufficientarianism) and applied topics in distributive justice (global justice, climate change, healthcare). He is also interested in methodological issues in political philosophy, for instance concerning the method of reflective equilibrium.
Carl's work has appeared in leading moral and political philosophy journals such as Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Economics and Philosophy, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. His published books are 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 holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
- distributive justice
- global justice
- climate justice
- medical ethics
- methods in political philosophy
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 will consider PhD proposals within most areas of political theory and political philosophy, and especially welcomes those that concern his research interests indicated above.
Politics 2A: History of Political Thought
Honours: Egalitarianism and its Critics
Honours: Global Distributive Justice