Eric BrandstedtSenior Lecturer
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UKÄ subject classification
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
Research output: Other contribution › Web publication/Blog post