Delve into danger
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Thinking about inequality often sends us straight to our notions about what is fair, and how central ‘equality’ is as a value. But when we start to think about inequality in a social context, the issues are more complex than just thinking that inequality must be bad. If we want to balance equality with other values like freedom, how do we do this? What is the ethical foundation that our ideas of equality and inequality rest on?
Professor Jeremy Moss’s main research interests are in political philosophy and applied philosophy. Current research interests include projects on: climate justice, the ethics of renewable energy as well as the ethical issues associated with climate transitions. He is Co-director of the Practical Justice Initiative and leads the Climate Justice Research program at UNSW as part of the Practical Justice Initiative (PJI). Moss has published several books including: Reassessing Egalitarianism and Climate Change and Justice. He is the recipient of the Eureka Prize for Ethics, the Australasia Association of Philosophy Media Prize and several Australian Research Council Grants including most recently, Ethics, Responsibility and the Carbon Budget, with researchers from Adelaide, ANU and Oxford. He chaired the UNESCO working group on Climate Ethics and Energy Security, and has been a visitor at Oxford, Milan and McGill universities.