Edmund Tweedy Flanigan
Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory
Department of Government
I am a doctoral student in the Government Department at Harvard University, studying issues in contemporary moral and political philosophy.
My dissertation work concerns political and legal obligation and authority. My other recent work has been on the topics of value comparability and intergenerational ethics. I also maintain an interest in Kantian political philosophy.
I have an A.B. in philosophy from Georgetown University and an M.Phil. in political theory from the University of Oxford, where I wrote a thesis on climate change and future generations.
Work in progress
- ‘A Coordinative Counterexample to Raz’s Service Conception of Authority’
- ‘Do We Have Reasons to Obey the Law?’
- ‘Vagueness, Ignorance, and Incomparability’, with John Halstead
- 2011. ‘On Discount Rates in the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Change’. M.Phil. Thesis Chapter. Department of Politics, University of Oxford.
- "Foundations of Political Theory" (Gov 10), Teaching Fellow for Eric Beerbohm, Spring 2017
- "Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature" (Gov 1093 / SCRB 60), Teaching Fellow for Michael Sandel and Douglas Melton, Fall 2016
- "Money, Markets, and Morals" (ER 39), Teaching Fellow for Michael Sandel, Fall 2015