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Dr Lindsey Porter

Formerly at Lancaster University

Office Hours:

Michaelmas term: Thursdays 12:00-14:00

Research overview

My primary theoretical interests are moral status, special obligations (especially role obligations), and moral contextualism. I explore these issues through various applied topics in social philosophy and bioethics, especially parental ethics and reproductive ethics.

I am currently working on the ethics of uterine transplantation; I am also looking at whether we can justify current limits on offspring numbers in donor-assisted reproduction; and I am exploring the consequences of so-called person-denying arguments for the permissibility of abortion. My current hobby topic is the philosophy of food.   

Current Teaching

Seminars for PPR 202: Ethics: Theory and Practice

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