Felix Westeren

Felix Westeren

PhD Candidate

Department of Government

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Key Expertise
Contemporary Political Philosophy, Climate Policy, Environmental Ethics

About me

Thesis: 'Preserving value in the face of climate change: a pluralist account'

The main purpose of climate policy is to preserve what is valuable in the face of dangerous changes to the climate. Given this, policymaking must account for what people in fact value, and recognise that the monist approaches favoured by welfare economics are insufficient. This project explores how a pluralist account of value can inform climate policy, without falling into some of the pitfalls faced by traditional environmental ethics.

Research interests

  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Climate Policy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Value Theory
  • Philosophy of Economics


Teaching record

GV262 Contemporary Political Theory