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Research interests: Ethics, political philosophy and applied ethics.

Alexandra Couto, MA in International Relations, Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), MPhil in Political Theory, Oxford (Berrow Scholar); DPhil in Political Theory, Oxford (Berrow Scholar).


Alexandra is currently affiliated to the project Innocently Benefitting from Injustice at the Philosophy Department in Oslo (CSMN). Her current research is thus centred on the Beneficiary Pays Principle, that is, the principle that states that one might acquire remedial duties merely by benefitting innocently from injustice. Before that, her research was focused on the following topics: the role of responsibility in luck egalitarianism, the conditions for the justifiability of interpersonal forgiveness, freedom of speech and the grounds for taking privacy to be valuable. She has also written a book Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons that Goodness Gives (De Gruyter) defending a minimal form of liberal perfectionism.

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