Jesse Anne Tomalty



Postdoctoral Fellow

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2011 – August 2012

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Remedial Responsibility and Global Justice«

Projektbeschreibung:
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)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Jesse Anne Tomalty


Jesse Anne Tomalty hat 2011 an der University of St Andrews (Schottland) mit einer Arbeit über »On Subsistence and Human Rights« promoviert.

Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Politische Philosophie, Ethik, Menschenrechte, globale Gerechtigkeit

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. »Review of J. Cohen’s ›The Arc of the Moral Universe and Other Essays‹«, in: Journal of Moral Philosophy (im Erscheinen).
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  3. Subsistence and Human Rights (in Vorbereitung).