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I am currently working on questions related to responsibility for collective harm problems, that is cases where it seems that no one makes a difference for the outcome, but when enough agents act in a certain way, there are problematic consequences. I am particularly interested in responsibility for harms that is not the result of a collective act, such as global warming, overfishing and injustices in the global garment industry. Philisophers I currently take a special interest in include but is not limited to Iris Marion Young, Margaret Gilbert, Christopher Kutz, Shelly Kagan, Julia Nefsky and John Broome. I have also taken an interest in Derek Parfit's work On What Matters (2011), especially in the relation between the metaethical view and the moral principles Parfit advocates in this work.

Research

About the research

I am currently working on questions related to responsibility for collective harm problems, that is cases where it seems that no one makes a difference for the outcome, but when enough agents act in a certain way, there are problematic consequences. I am particularly interested in responsibility for harms that is not the result of a collective act, such as global warming, overfishing and injustices in the global garment industry. Philisophers I currently take a special interest in include but is not limited to Iris Marion Young, Margaret Gilbert, Christopher Kutz, Shelly Kagan, Julia Nefsky and John Broome. I have also taken an interest in Derek Parfit's work On What Matters (2011), especially in the relation between the metaethical view and the moral principles Parfit advocates in this work.

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Administrative

Tasks

  • Member, Forskningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

I have been the chair of the doctoral seminar at the department of philosophy, Lund University, since 2018. I am also treasurer of the philosophical society, Lund, and have been so since 2016. Moreover, I review papers for the journal Hypatia.

Mattias Gunnemyr

Doctoral Student
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail mattias.gunnemyrfil.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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