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Ms Charlotte Unruh 

Postgraduate Researcher (PGR)

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I am a PhD student at the University of Southampton, specializing in moral and political philosophy.

My thesis is entitled ‘Doing and Allowing Harm to Future Generations’. It explores the question what the doing/allowing distinction can tell us about the nature of our obligations towards future people. Questions I am interested in include: What kind of duties do we have towards future generations? Do deontological distinctions apply to future persons? And what does this imply for intergenerational justice in real-world political contexts? The project is funded by an AHRC studentship award.  I have further research interests in moral uncertainty, risk ethics, and public health.  Before coming to Southampton, I did a MRes Philosophy at the University of Reading.  Before that, I studied philosophy at the University of Bochum and philosophy and politics at the University of Bamberg and the University of Prince Edward Island.  Most recently, I have organised a workshop entitled 'Do deontological distinctions survive future generations?' in Southampton in September 2018, and took up a fellowship award on 'Risk and Uncertainty' at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (May-June 2018). I am also an ambassador for the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations, and a MA buddy.

Research interests

My thesis is entitled ‘Doing and Allowing Harm to Future Generations’. It connects intergenerational ethics with the distinction between doing and allowing harm.  Questions I am interested in include: What kind of duties do we have towards future generations? Do deontological distinctions apply to future persons? And what does this imply for intergenerational justice in real-world political contexts?

2018/19:

PHIL2028 Appearance and Reality

 

2017/18:

PHIL1024 Knowledge and Mind

PHIL1005 Introduction to Ethics

Ms Charlotte Unruh
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