Political philosophy

Political philosophy is an area of moral philosophy that looks more specifically at questions of justice and fairness and the justification and limits of political authority.

Statue of justice

Typical questions include: why should we obey the laws of the state, what is a fair distribution of goods, what do we owe to each other, do freedom and equality conflict, do principles of justice only apply within societies or do they apply globally?

People in the Department of Philosophy who work in this area include:


Caleb Althorpe

Samantha Fazekas

Adina Preda