Department of Philosophy



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Adham El Shazly


I am interested in the nature of value and normativity and our epistemic access to the normative realm. To that extent, I am interested in how different approaches to the notion of Truth apply to moral discourse and particularly the implications of alethic pluralism to the realist vs antirealist debates in metaethics. In epistemology, I am interested in how we can get to know things a priori with an eye on whether we get to know some moral facts a priori through so-called intellectual appearances (i.e. intuitions). As for political philosophy, I strive to articulate a sufficientarian account of distributive justice that overcomes problems with egalitarian and prioritarian accounts.