Position 1: “Diverse ethical values and just sustainability futures”
This PhD project will explore the place of environmental values within political theory, in the context of a just and sustainable future. A key challenge will be whether the tensions between anthropocentric theories, non-anthropocentric theories, and plural worldviews can be overcome. This may involve clarification of the controversy about relational values in environmental ethics. Another key focus will be the compatibility between diverse ethical and political values and sustainability futures based on green growth or degrowth.
Full description here: https://utwentecareers.nl/en/vacancies/1522/phd-position-in-environmental-ethics/
Position 2: “Planetary Justice and Energy Transition Technologies”
This research project investigates the link between planetary justice and the energy transition. It will clarify the planetary justice issues raised by the energy transition, drawing on the triumvirate approach to energy justice that incorporates recognitional justice, distributive justice, and procedural justice. It will also ask whether the theory of planetary justice can stand in the absence of a broader ethical framework, and, if necessary, explore the role of other ethical considerations.
Full description here: https://utwentecareers.nl/en/vacancies/1523/phd-position-in-environmental-political-theory/
Both PhD positions will be associated with the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDIT) programme: https://www.esdit.nl/.