David Alm

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy


In recent years the main focus of my research has been in the areas of normative ethics, not least problems pertaining to the concepts of desert, rights and equality. They were the main targets for the project "On Moral Desert", funded by the Swedish Research Council and concluded in 2009. Since then I have worked on questions about rights in connection with punishment: what happens to our rights when we commit crimes? And which rights do we have as victims of crimes? In particular, do we have a right that those who wronged us be punished? This work has led to a more extensive project about the nature of rights, also funded by the Research Council, expected to run through 2015. The aim is to realize the project in the form of a book, provisionally entitled "Rights and Their Grounds."

Recent research outputs

David Alm 2015 In : Social Theory and Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

David Alm 2014 In : The Southern Journal of Philosophy. 52, 3, p. 403-425

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David Alm 2013 In : Journal of Value Inquiry. 47, 1-2, p. 1-15

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