New PhD student: Jens Jørund Tyssedal

Jens Jørund Tyssedal is a new PhD student in the section for political theory.

2018.09.11 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication

My name is Jens Jørund Tyssedal, and I am a new PhD student in the section for political theory. I come from Norway, where I have studied political science and philosophy in Tromsø, and I just finished an MA in philosophy at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

My research interests are in questions relating to the political theory and ethics of economic questions, such as justice in distribution and production. In particular, I am interested in egalitarian theories of justice.

In the PhD, I will focus on justice and access to meaningful work. A significant part of our lives are organized by work (or by not having it), hence its importance for how well our lives go, and for what requirements justice makes on access to meaningful work. This may also complement the more substantial existing literature on justice in distribution. I will be looking at questions such as the following: What can justify claims of justice to access to meaningful work? Can this be justified without a perfectionist preference for meaningful work over other goods people may value? In a society so organized that there are not enough jobs to go around, would a basic income be a decent substitute or alternative for those who don’t get any? I will be supervised by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Göran Duus-Otterström.

I also enjoy hiking, dancing, foreign languages, cross-country skiing, and have a passion for long-distance train journeys.

I sit in 1331/212, and look forward to meeting you all!

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