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Alex Voorhoeve, PhD

Alex Voorhoeve, PhD

Alex Voorhoeve is Visiting Scholar for the 2016-17 academic year and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. He holds an M.Sc. in Economics and an M.A. in Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam, an M.Phil. in Philosophy from Cambridge University, and a PhD in Philosophy from University College London. He works on distributive justice (with special application to resource allocation in health), decision theory, and moral psychology. His articles have appeared in various journals, including Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Theory and Decision, and Economics and Philosophy. During his year at the NIH, he will be pursuing three questions. 1. How, if at all, can mandatory health insurance be justified? 2. How reliable are our moral judgments when we must choose between saving a smaller number of people from a greater harm, or a greater number of people from a lesser harm? 3. When is death bad for the person who dies?

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