Megan Kime - Postgraduate Research Student, The University of Sheffield
"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation" Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)
University of St Andrews Centre For Ethics, Philosophy And Public Affairs
I. Visiting Research Fellowships 2009-10
Applications are invited for visiting research fellowships for the academic session 2009-10. The fellowship provides residential accommodation in St Andrews, an office in the University, and access to the usual facilities. Further details are available at
Fellows are also expected to participate in activities of the moral philosophy group. Where relevant applicants may propose to work on projects that they would wish to have considered for inclusion in the Centre's publication series (see below). Applications, including a c.v., a statement of research intentions, and an indication of the period during which the fellowship would be held, should be submitted no later than 1 December 2008 to:
Human Resources, University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL Scotland. UK.
II. St Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs
The series will include monographs, collections of essays and occasional anthologies of source material representing study in those areas of philosophy most relevant to topics of public importance, with the aim of advancing the contribution of philosophy in the discussion of these topics. For further information on the series see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/ceppa/stastudies.html
My thesis is on the particularist challenge to moral cosmopolitanism, focusing on the debate between relational and non-relational approaches to justice. It will include a comparison between the particularist theory of David Miller and the universalist theory of Brian Barry.