My research tends to lie within normative ethics, practical ethics and metaphysics. My doctoral research, funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, focuses on the permissions and obligations we have to do less than best when helping others, and how these might map onto debates regarding longtermism. 

 

Outside of my doctoral research, I am generally interested in distributive justice, alongside the ethics of risk imposition and harming. I enjoy the practical application of ethical theory to public policy - especially health policy. I also work in personal identity, with a special interest in animalism. 

Emma J Curran - Philosophy