Anca Gheaus has earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary. As a post-doctoral researcher she has been attached to the New Europe College in Bucharest, the Université Catholique de Louvain, the Université Catholique de Lille and the University of Oxford. She has lectured at the Invisible College in Bucharest and at the National School of Political and Administrative Science in Bucharest.
Anca works on topics in feminist moral and political philosophy, with a special interest in the ethics of care and in theories of distributive justice. Recent and forthcoming publications include "Gender justice and the welfare state in post-communism", in Feminist Theory 9(2), "What would a basic income do for gender justice?" in Basic Income Studies 3 (3), "How much of what matters can we redistribute?" in Hypatia 24(2), "How do theories of care challenge ideal theories of distributive justice?" in L. Tessman (ed.) Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the Non-Ideal. Kluwer Academic Publishing and "Is unconditional forgiveness ever just?" in P. S. Anderson (ed.) New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Resistance, Religion and Ethical-Political Relations. Kluwer Academic Publishing.
Contemporary Egalitarian Theory [Module EQUL 50100]
Co-ordinator: Dr Anca Gheaus
Course Date: 12 Weeks, September - December 2008
Time: Thursdays 13.00 - 15.00
Venue: L532 Library Building, Belfield
Format: Participants will introduce the main readings, and this will be followed by group discussions.
This exciting programme will address a variety of issues in relation to egalitarian theory, asking "Why Equality?" and "Equality of What?", along with considerations of luck, power and gender, among others. At the end of the course students will be familiar with the main contemporary debates about egalitarian justice. Additionally, they will be able to integrate normative insights on equality into their own research projects, which they should have ample opportunities to present and discuss within the workshops.