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. My research focuses on the nature of rights, directed duties, and wronging, the justifications for and constraints on harming, the nature of duties to rescue, and just war theory.
Outside of philosophy, my wife 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 live in a forest on an island, Ingarö, a little outside Stockholm. When we lived in Scotland, we enjoyed bagging Munros. (This was our first, Ben Chonzie.)
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can follow me on twitter @joe_bowen_1.