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Centre for Applied Ethics

PROSPER Research Projects

Topics: general

  • The ethics of responsibility and blameworthiness
  • The ethics of ignorance
  • The ethics of reparations for past injustice: who owes what to whom?
  • Conceptual ethics: investigating the adequacy of the concepts by means of which we reason about politics and society.
  • The ethics of immigration and the problem of xenophobia.
  • The ethics of resistance: when is it justified to resist the laws of a democratic society and what are the legitimate forms of such resistance?
  • The ethics of institutions: how should we design social and political institutions so that they promote virtuous action on the part of those whose conduct it regulates?

Current projects

  • D Suter: “Resentment as a moral emotion”
  • H Froneman: “Post-truth politics and democratic deliberation”
  • E Phiri: “In defence of the public-private distinction with regard to sexual orientation: Zambia as a case study”
  • P Komu: “Being harmed and harming: government responsibility for inadequate healthcare”

Completed projects