David O'Brien

david.obrien@wisc.edu

5164 Helen C. White

David works in moral and political philosophy. He is primarily interested in questions about the aggregation of the good. Goods can come to different people, at different times, with different probabilities; how do such facts determine which outcomes are better and worse than others? In his dissertation, David defends telic egalitarianism–the view according to which it is noninstrumentally bad for some goods to be distributed unequally among persons.

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