Category Archives: Funding

New project on sustainability and future people

A research project on Future People and the Concept of Sustainability has been awarded approx. SEK 3 million from the Swedish Research Council Formas. I am the named project leader and I will work alongside my colleague Lars Samuelsson here in Umeå. Lars has expertise in environmental ethics and I have some familiarity with population axiology. The main idea is to combine these things to investigate the concept of sustainability with particular focus on its reference to future people. We will consider the non-identity problem, various impersonal welfarist population axiologies, as well as the value of the continuation of humanity, all in relation to sustainability. The project will probably start towards the end of 2017 and run into 2020.

Funding approved for research on personal relationships

The Swedish Research Council today announced it will fund a new research project on: Close Personal Relationships, Children and the Family: Ethical and Political Analysis against a Changing Background. Main applicant and heading the project is my colleague at Umeå University Daniela Cutas. Co-applicants are Anca Gheaus, now of Sheffield University, and myself. In total the grant is approx. €660 000.