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Limitarianism in the news

Several journalists have written pieces on limitarianism over the last months; links to the latest pieces can be found on the page “Fair Limits in the media”.

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Fair limits team update

The Fair Limits project has entered its final year, and most project members have concluded their work. The postdocs Fergus Green and Colin Hickey left in the Spring and Summer. In September Dick Timmer successfully defended his PhD dissertation and has taken up a lectureship at the Technical University Dortmund. In the Fall, Bart Mijland…

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Successful PhD defense and media attention for Dick Timmer

Last Friday, 17 September, Fair Limits researcher Dick Timmer successfully defended his PhD dissertation. A proud moment for the team. His work is titled ‘Thresholds and limits in theories of distributive justice’. Ingrid Robeyns acted as supervisor, and Tim Meijers and Sem de Maagt as co-supervisors. Less Corona-restrictions also meant that family members, friends and…

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Dick Timmer to defend his dissertation ‘Thresholds and limits in theories of distributive justice’

On 17 September, Fair Limits researcher Dick Timmer will defend his dissertation titled ‘Thresholds and limits in theories of distributive justice’. Ingrid Robeyns has acted as supervisor, and Tim Meijers and Sem de Maagt as co-supervisors. Thresholds of poverty and wealth In August 2020, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos became the first person ever to be…

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New on the site: Limitarianism bibliography

Dick Timmer has created a bibliography for publications on limitarianism. The document is intended to be helpful to researchers and teachers who are interested in limitarianism, which is the view in distributive justice that people can have too much wealth. It contains a full citation list of peer-reviewed articles in English that discuss limitarianism. Find…

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Colin Hickey to start a new position at Princeton University

Colin Hickey will be leaving the Fair Limits project at the end of July. He’ll be moving back to the U.S. to begin work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University (in the High Meadows Environmental Institute and the University Center for Human Values). Colin has been a postdoctoral researcher with the project for…

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Fair Limits team update

On May 1st, postdoctoral researcher Fergus Green started a new position as Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & The Environment, London School of Economics & Political Science. Fergus’ time on our project was short yet productive with various publications in academic journals and popular media. Fergus is now an Affiliate…

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Fergus Green involved in new UN Production Gap Report

On 2 December a research consortium led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and including the UN Environment Program released the second annual fossil fuel Production Gap Report To limit global heating to within 1.5°C as per the goal of the Paris Agreement, the world will need to decrease fossil fuel production by roughly 6% per…

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