Alex Voorhoeve, PhD

Alex Voorhoeve, PhD

Alex Voorhoeve is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the London School of Economics. In 2008-09 he was a Fellow at Harvard University's Center for Ethics. He is currently pursuing two research projects. The first, Liberal Egalitarianism, offers an interpretation and defense of three liberal egalitarian ideals: distributional equality, responsibility, and neutrality. His articles on these topics include: "Scanlon on Substantive Responsibility," in the Journal of Political Philosophy and "Preference Change and Interpersonal Comparisons of Well-Being," in Preferences and Well-Being. The second project, Rational Choice Theory and Moral Decision-Making, examines how intuitive judgments of moral preferability may fail to conform to the demands of rational choice theory, and how we should respond to such divergence. His articles on these topics include "Heuristics and Biases in a Purported Counterexample to the Transitivity of 'Better Than'," in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and "Defending Transitivity Against Zeno's Paradox," in Philosophy and Public Affairs.

In his highly praised book Conversations on Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2009), Voorhoeve interviewed many of the most influential recent thinkers on ethical topics, focusing on their core positions and arguments in a series of insightful philosophical dialogues.

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