Eric Brandstedt

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy


Senior lecturer in human rights studies and Ph.D. in philosophy. My main research concerns the normative dimension of climate change, or more specifically, a fair distribution of the costs and benefits of dealing with climate change. A related research interest is intergenerational justice, that is, questions about justice between generations. In addition to that, I have a general interest in political and moral philosophy, and in particular their methodological underpinnings and John Rawls's theories and methods. I'm also interested in the concept of human rights and its applications.

Currently, I'm the PI of an interdisciplinary research project (funded by the Swedish Energy Agency) about a just transition to a low-carbon future. The project addresses the following research questions: (1) What kinds of grievances does the transition to a low-carbon economy give rise to?; (2) What moral principles should be used to systematise and explain these grievances?; and (3) how can these grievances be dealt with in a fair way?

Recent research outputs

Eric Brandstedt, 2021 May 16, Dagens arena.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Eric Brandstedt, 2021 Mar, The Oxford Handbook of Intergenerational Ethics. Gardiner, S. (ed.). Oxford University Press, 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Eric Brandstedt, 2021 Feb 25, Svensk filosofi.

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post

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