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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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Fergus Green on China’s climate change approach

Fergus Green wrote a piece on China’s climate change policy for East Asia Form. In September 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China would try to “have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060”. Green reflects on the meaning and implications of this statement. Article China’s plans to combat climate…

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Hypatia-prijs interview met Ingrid Robeyns

Op 3 oktober wordt de Hypatia-prijs uitgereikt, en Rijkdom van Ingrid Robeyns behoort tot de genomineerden. De prijs beloont het beste filosofieboek geschreven door een filosofe uit Nederland of België. De ceremonie is live te volgen van 13.30 tot 15.00 uur via Zoom, zie onderstaande link. Op Filosofie.nl zijn interviews verschenen met alle genomineerden. Daartoe…

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Ingrid Robeyns among Voices for a living planet (WWF)

Ingrid Robeyns has written a call to action for the Voices for a living planet project of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). In her contribution, Robeyns states: “The recent past has not given us any reason to believe that companies and politicians will show the leadership we urgently need to protect the planet.”…

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Serie filosofische reflecties op de luchtvaart op Bij Nader Inzien

Dick Timmer heeft de aftrap verzorgd voor een nieuwe reeks filosofische reflecties op het blog Bij Nader Inzien. Deze blog en de reeks werden mede geïnspireerd door een bijdrage van Timmer in Trouw, eerder dit jaar. Hierop kwamen enkele kritische reacties, en zelfs onderstaande cartoon van Pieter Geenen in hetzelfde dagblad. Op Bij Nader Inzien…

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