I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, McGill University, and affiliated with the Centre de recherche en ethique (CRÉ). Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies, where I am now an Affiliated Researcher in the project Climate Ethics and Future Generations.
My work is within analytic political philosophy, with a special interest in the philosophy of John Rawls. I have published on liberal legitimacy and the idea of justifiability to citizens, the problem of the basis of equality, and contractualism and future generations. My postdoctoral project, Extending Liberal Legitimacy, is funded by a three-year international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council, and is primarily devoted to exploring previously neglected issues at the intersection of liberal legitimacy and intergenerational ethics. Relatedly, I am also currently working on public reason, political autonomy, and justice between generations.
I earned my PhD at the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, in 2019. Uppsala is the primary host for my international postdoc, and I will spend the last year of the project there.
Photo: Cato Lein
Selected recent work
"Freedom, Equality, and Justifiability to All: Reinterpreting Liberal Legitimacy", The Journal of Ethics (2022) Vol. 26: 591-612.
"Distributive Justice, Social Cooperation, and the Basis of Equality", Theoria (2022) Vol. 88, No, 6: 1180-1195.
Contact: emil.andersson [at] filosofi.uu.se