Dr Carl Knight

  • Senior Lecturer in Political Theory (Politics)

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

Department of Politics, Adam Smith Building

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6093-2868

Biography

Biography

I'm a political philosopher working on theories of distributive justice (egalitarianism, prioritarianism, sufficientarianism) and applied topics in distributive justice (global justice, climate change, healthcare, discrimination). I also have interests in methodological issues in political philosophy, for instance concerning the method of reflective equilibrium.

My articles have appeared in leading journals of moral and political philosophy (e.g., Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Journal of Moral Philosophy) and political science (e.g., Environmental Politics, Review of International Studies). I'm the author of Luck Egalitarianism (Edinburgh University Press, 2009), editor of Responsibility and Distributive Justice (co-edited with Zofia Stemplowska, Oxford University Press, 2011), and am currently completing a second monograph on luck and fairness. You can see my Google Scholar profile here: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=Pl9ebbYAAAAJ&hl

Prior to my current position I was British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and then Lecturer in Political Theory at Glasgow. I hold a PhD from the University of Manchester.

Research interests

Research Interests

  • distributive justice
  • egalitarianism
  • prioritarianism
  • sufficientarianism
  • global justice
  • climate justice
  • medical ethics
  • discrimination
  • methods in political philosophy

Publications

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Number of items: 40.

2022

Knight, C. (2022) Enough is too much: the excessiveness objection to sufficientarianism. Economics and Philosophy, 38(2), pp. 275-299. (doi: 10.1017/S0266267121000171)

2021

Knight, C. (2021) An argument for all-luck egalitarianism. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 49(4), pp. 350-378. (doi: 10.1111/papa.12200)

2019

Knight, C. (2019) Mounk, Yascha. The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. 288. $29.95 (cloth). Ethics, 129(3), pp. 489-492. (doi: 10.1086/701488)[Book Review]

2018

Knight, C. and Albertsen, A. (2018) Egalitarianism. In: Maisel, L. S. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Oxford University Press. (doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756223-0155)

Knight, C. (2018) Equality of opportunity. In: Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination. Series: Routledge handbooks in applied ethics. Routledge, pp. 140-150. ISBN 9781138928749

2017

Knight, C. (2017) Reflective equilibrium. In: Blau, A. (ed.) Methods in Analytical Political Theory. Cambridge University Press, pp. 46-64. ISBN 9781316162576 (doi: 10.1017/9781316162576.005)

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

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

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. (2011) Persons, Interests, and Justice by Nils Holtug. Analysis, 71(4), pp. 790-793. (doi: 10.1093/analys/anr065)[Book Review]

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. 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

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 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565801.003.0008)

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)

This list was generated on Mon Jan 30 14:18:49 2023 GMT.
Number of items: 40.

Articles

Knight, C. (2022) Enough is too much: the excessiveness objection to sufficientarianism. Economics and Philosophy, 38(2), pp. 275-299. (doi: 10.1017/S0266267121000171)

Knight, C. (2021) An argument for all-luck egalitarianism. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 49(4), pp. 350-378. (doi: 10.1111/papa.12200)

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

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

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. and Albertsen, A. (2018) Egalitarianism. In: Maisel, L. S. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Oxford University Press. (doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756223-0155)

Knight, C. (2018) Equality of opportunity. In: Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination. Series: Routledge handbooks in applied ethics. Routledge, pp. 140-150. ISBN 9781138928749

Knight, C. (2017) Reflective equilibrium. In: Blau, A. (ed.) Methods in Analytical Political Theory. Cambridge University Press, pp. 46-64. ISBN 9781316162576 (doi: 10.1017/9781316162576.005)

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. 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

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 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565801.003.0008)

Book Reviews

Knight, C. (2019) Mounk, Yascha. The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. 288. $29.95 (cloth). Ethics, 129(3), pp. 489-492. (doi: 10.1086/701488)[Book Review]

Knight, C. (2011) Persons, Interests, and Justice by Nils Holtug. Analysis, 71(4), pp. 790-793. (doi: 10.1093/analys/anr065)[Book Review]

Edited Books

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

This list was generated on Mon Jan 30 14:18:49 2023 GMT.

Grants

Global Distributive Justice: British Academy, £232,557.

Distributive Justice and Responsibility: British Academy, £7,447.

Justice and Reciprocity: Adam Smith Research Foundation, £1,000.

Supervision

I will consider PhD proposals within most areas of political theory and political philosophy, and especially welcome those that concern my research interests indicated above. My current PhD students (lead supervisor) are Jiwei Li and Jeremy Whitley.

  • Li, Jiwei
    The Idea of Meritocracy and How It Backfires

Teaching

Undergraduate

Politics 2A: History of Political Thought

Honours: Egalitarianism and its Critics

Honours: Global Distributive Justice