Dr Andrea Sangiovanni
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Undergraduate Exam Board Chair
Address Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS
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Dr Andrea Sangiovanni received his BA and PhD from Harvard University. Before joining the Philosophy Department at King’s College London (in 2007), he was a Randall Dillard Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005-2007).
Moral, political, and legal philosophy
Early modern and modern political philosophy
Dr Sangiovanni's main areas of research are in contemporary moral, legal, and political philosophy, though he also has interests in the history of early-modern and modern political thought. Current projects include: a book that defends a conception of international distributive justice, namely reciprocity-based internationalism; several essays that aim to understand how the content, scope, and grounds of principles of justice can vary with institutions and practices; essays on justice and solidarity in the European Union; a defense of ‘Scottish’ constructivism against its Kantian rival; and the connection between cruelty and moral equality.
‘Solidarity in the European Union’ (2013) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33: 2.
‘Solidarity in the European Union: Problems and Prospects’ (2012) in The Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law , eds. Julie Dickson and Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Oxford University Press), pp. 384-412
‘Can the Innate Right to Freedom Alone Ground a System of Public and Private Rights?’ (2012) European Journal of Philosophy 40/3: 60-9.
‘The Irrelevance of Coercion, Imposition, and Framing to Distributive Justice’ (2012) Philosophy & Public Affairs 40/2: 79-110
‘Global Justice and the Moral Arbitrariness of Birth’ (2011) The Monist 94/4: 571-583.
Global Justice and the Morality of Coercion, Imposition, and Framing’ (2011) in Social Justice, Global Dynamics, eds. C. Schimmel, M. Ronzoni, A. Banai, (Routledge), pp. 26-46
‘Normative Political Theory: A Flight from Reality?’ (2008) in Political Thought and International Relations, ed. D. Bell (Oxford University Press,), pp. 219-40.
‘Justice and the Priority of Politics to Morality’, (2008) Journal of Political Philosophy 36/2: 137-64.
‘Global Justice, Reciprocity, and the State’, (2007) Philosophy & Public Affairs 35/1: 2-39.
Dr Sangiovanni currently teaches on the following courses
Dr Sangiovanni also supervises BA and MA dissertations, and a number of MPhilStud and PhD research students.
Expertise and public engagement
Dr Sangiovanni currently supervises a number of MPhilStud and PhD research students, and welcomes enquiries from prospective students seeking supervision in topics connected to his research interests.