PROSPER: Promoting Social and Political Ethics Research

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?