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Dr Martin Sticker

Dr Martin Sticker

Dr Martin Sticker
MA(Bonn), M.LITT(St.And.), PhD(St.And.)

Lecturer in Ethics

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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Research summary

Historically, my main focus is Immanuel Kant, though I haven't made up my mind yet about whether I should call myself a "Kantian". Systematically, I am interested in the question of what the right or best moral theory is. I focus especially on Kantian ethics as well as Consequentialism. I am particularly interested in working out what the differences between Consequentialist and Kantian ethical theories are and whether different types of ethical theories can be reconciled. I am also interested in duties of aid and overdemandingness, especially in the context of global poverty and global justice. Apart from this ...

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I received my first degree from the University of Bonn and my PhD from the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. I worked as a lecturer at the Universitiy of Goettingen and as a postdoc at Trinity College Dublin. I joined the University of Bristol in 2018.

Questions that I have worked on in the past include: What is the role of pre-theoretically and widely shared moral convictions for ethical theorizing? What is the point of doing ethics? Is conscience an infallible source of moral insight? What is the nature of our obligations to the globally worst off and to ...

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