Dr Keith Horton
BA (hons) (University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne), MPhil (University College London), PhD (Reading)
Phone: 02 42214069
Lecturer in Philosophy
Keith Horton came to Australia from the UK in November 2000 to work as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University, where he remained till the end of 2006. He was awarded his PhD (from the University of Reading) in 2002. From 2006 to 2008 he was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. From 2007 to 2008 he was a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia. He came to the University of Wollongong in January 2009.
Keith Horton’s main research interests are in moral and political philosophy, especially the moral implications of world poverty, moral methodology, partial compliance theory, and the demandingness of morality.
Keith Horton is a co-founder and board member of Academics Stand Against Poverty, a group of scholars and teachers who aim to mobilize the capacities and resources of academia toward the end of eradicating global poverty.
He is also a co-founder Academics Stand Against Poverty Oceania. He is also a co-founder of a new initiative called Global Climate Change Week (GCCW), an idea designed to stimulate academics in all disciplines and in all countries to step up their contribution to the global social movement for stronger action in response to climate change.
Potential Topics for HDR & Honours Supervision
Moral and political philosophy, especially the moral implications of world poverty, global ethics, global justice, international aid, the demandingness of morality, environmental ethics, and moral methodology.
- Ethical Questions and International NGOs (co-edited with Chris Roche) (Springer, 2010)
- Global Ethics: Seminal Essays (co-edited with Thomas Pogge) (Paragon, 2008)
- Globalisation and Equality (co-edited with Haig Patapan) (Routledge, 2004)
- The Authority Account of Prudential Options, The Southern Journal of Philosophy 53 (1) (2015): 17-35
- Global ethics: Increasing our Positive Impact', Journal of Global Ethics 10, 3 (2014).
- How Academics Can Help People Make Better Decisions Concerning Global Poverty', Ethics & International Affairs 26, 2 (2012): 265-278
- Fairness and Fair Shares, Utilitas 23 (2011): 88-93
- 'Aid Agencies: The Epistemic Question', Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (2011): 29-43.
- 'An Appeal to Aid Specialists’, Development Policy Review 28, (2010): 27-42
- ‘Transnational Medical Aid and the Wrongdoing of Others’, Public Health Ethics 1 (2008): 171-9
- ‘Aid and Bias’, Inquiry 47 (2004): 545-61
- ‘International Aid: The Fair Shares Factor’, Social Theory and Practice 30 (2004): 161-74
- ‘Famine and Fanaticism: A Response to Kekes’, Philosophy 79 (2004): 319-27
- ‘Cohen, Nagel, and the Rich Egalitarian’, Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 4 (2002): 34-41
- ‘The Limits of Human Nature’, Philosophical Quarterly 49 (1999): 452-70
- ‘The Epistemic Problem: Potential Solutions’, in Keith Horton and Chris Roche (eds), Ethical Questions and International NGOs (Springer, 2010)
- ‘Introduction’ and ‘Afterword’ (both co-written with Chris Roche), in Keith Horton and Chris Roche (eds), Ethical Questions and International NGOs (Springer, 2010)
- ‘Keller on Patriotism and Bad Faith: A Response’, in Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavkovic (eds), Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives (Ashgate, 2008)
'Why not cut aid? Let us count the ethical reasons, just for a start' (The Conversation, 2014)
- 'Academics Stand Against Poverty: The Story So Far' (Academics Stand Against Poverty website, 2011)