Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

In recent years the main focus of my research has been in the areas of normative ethics, not least problems pertaining to the concepts of desert, rights and equality. They were the main targets for the project "On Moral Desert", funded by the Swedish Research Council and concluded in 2009. Since then I have worked on questions about rights in connection with punishment: what happens to our rights when we commit crimes? And which rights do we have as victims of crimes? In particular, do we have a right that those who wronged us be punished? This work has led to a more extensive project about the nature of rights, also funded by the Research Council, expected to run through 2015.

Research

About the research

In recent years the main focus of my research has been in the areas of normative ethics, not least problems pertaining to the concepts of desert, rights and equality. They were the main targets for the project "On Moral Desert", funded by the Swedish Research Council and concluded in 2009. Since then I have worked on questions about rights in connection with punishment: what happens to our rights when we commit crimes? And which rights do we have as victims of crimes? In particular, do we have a right that those who wronged us be punished? This work has led to a more extensive project about the nature of rights, also funded by the Research Council, expected to run through 2015. The aim is to realize the project in the form of a book, provisionally entitled "Rights and Their Grounds."

Publications

Articles (18)
Book chapters (3)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

David Alm

Reader
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail david.almfil.luse

Phone +46 46 222 09 28

Room LUX:B513

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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