We live in an ethically complex world. Many espouse the ideal
of a fairer society – but what constitutes social justice and how
to obtain it are questions at the core of contemporary public,
political and professional conversation.
Researchers at the University of Hull are seeking to inform such
conversations by undertaking research designed to advance knowledge
and improve understanding of fundamental issues of ethics and
Novel ethical challenges have arisen as a result of developments
such as the human population explosion; climate change; rapidly
advancing technologies of communication, genetic engineering and
surveillance; the global financial crisis; the changing nature of
war; and international migration.
The differentiated ethics of diverse social roles and
responsibilities – in personal and family life, the professions,
business, and politics – are intensely debated. Likewise, the
meaning and importance of social justice are today matters of
passionate public discussion and dispute.
At Hull, philosophers, social scientists, legal scholars,
historians, criminologists, medical scientists, educational
theorists, business and management researchers and others are
collaborating to meet the significant research challenges in this
Key projects include:
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