Elizabeth Ashford – The Infliction of Severe Poverty

Event Date: 13 November 2017
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Elizabeth Ashford (St Andrews) – The Infliction of Severe Poverty

Elizabeth Ashford is senior lecturer in moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews. She did her MA at UNC Chapel Hill and her BA and DPhil at Oxford University, and was awarded her DPhil in 2002. Her main research interests are in moral and political philosophy. She has recently finished a contribution to UNESCO Volume I, Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right (OUP forthcoming), and her current research project is to develop a book on utilitarian and Kantian conceptions of impartiality and of rights. During the academic year 2005-6 she was a Visiting Faculty Fellow in Ethics at the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the following summer she was an H.L.A. Hart Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Ethics and the Philosophy of Law.

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