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Professor Michael Otsuka

Mike Otsuka joined the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method in 2013, joining us from University College London (UCL) (1998-2013), having previously completed his PhD at Balliol College Oxford (1990). The author of the book Libertarianism without Inequality (2003), he is also Director of the Doctoral Program and Placement for the Department.

Areas of expertise:

  • Prioritarianism, egalitarianism, and the separateness of persons
  • The morality of imposing risks, harming, and saving from harm
  • Left-libertarianism
  • Personal identity
  • Free will and moral responsibility

On his research interests: