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John Broome

John Broome is the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Corpus  Christi  College,  Oxford.  He  was  previously  Professor  of  Philosophy  at  the  University  of  St Andrews, and before that Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol. He holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Swedish Col egium for Advanced Study in Uppsala.  He  is  a  Fel ow  of  the  Royal  Society  of  Edinburgh,  a  Fellow  of  the  British  Academy,  and a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.
His  main  research  at  present  is  on  normativity,  rationality  and  reasoning. However, he has spent much of his life working on the theory of value, often on topics that connect philosophy and economics.
One of these is the value of human life, and his work on that topic has given him a practical interest in the ethics of climate change, and in the distribution of resources for health.
His  published  books  are  The  Microeconomics  of  Capitalism  (1983),  Weighing  Goods  (1991), Counting  the  Cost  of  Global  Warming  (1992), Ethics  Out  of  Economics  (1999),  and  Weighing  Lives (2004).

Round Table on The pursuit of justice; food and water for all

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