I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, based at Stockholm University. Among other things, I will be thinking about the nature of duties to rescue.
Before joining SCEWP, I completed my PhD on the St Andrews Stirling Joint Programme in philosophy. I was supervised by Rowan Cruft and Theron Pummer, and supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities and the Society of Applied Philosophy.
Prior to my PhD, I completed the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (St John’s College), and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Kent, with a year abroad at the University of Calgary. While in Oxford, I worked with Jeff McMahan, Cécile Fabre, Thomas Douglas, and Thomas Sinclair.
My interests are in moral, legal, and political philosophy. Particularly, I am interested in the nature of rights, directed duties, and harming. My PhD thesis examined the relationship between rights and harmless wronging.
Outside of philosophy, my fiancée and I have a five year old German Short Haired Pointer, Mouse. She likes to distract me from working and disrupt what would otherwise be philosophically-rigorous Skype meetings. We enjoy bagging Munros. (This was our first, Ben Chonzie.)
You can contact me at email@example.com.
You can follow me on twitter @joe_bowen_1.