Jesse Anne Tomalty
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:September 2011 – August 2012
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Remedial Responsibility and Global Justice«
My project focuses on some of the normative questions arising from the fact of global poverty. Millions of people worldwide lack even the most basic material means to avoid starvation, dehydration, and preventable illness. Meanwhile, many others enjoy considerable affluence. The great disparity in wealth between the global rich and the global poor raises a number of important normative questions that I intend to address in my research. These include the following: Who bears responsibility for alleviating the plight of the global poor? Who is required to act in order to assist those suffering from severe material deprivations? Who is ultimately required to shoulder the burden? What is the nature of obligations to assist the global poor or to work towards the eradication of global poverty? Are they obligations of beneficence or of justice? Is there a right to assistance? I aim to contribute to the literature addressing these and related questions, focusing in particular on developing an account of remedial responsibility building on the work of David Miller. (Jesse Anne Tomalty)
Funding of the stay:»Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«
Scholarly profile of Jesse Anne Tomalty Jesse Anne Tomalty received her PhD from the University of St Andrews (Scottland). The subject of her thesis is »On Subsistence and Human Rights«.
Main areas of research:Political Philosophy, Ethics, Human Rights, Global Justice
- »Review of J. Cohen’s ›The Arc of the Moral Universe and Other Essays‹«, in: Journal of Moral Philosophy (forthcoming).
- Subsistence and Human Rights (in preparation).