Researcher

Julia Mosquera

Telephone: +46 8 402 12 00

Julia Mosquera

PhD, Philosophy

I defended my dissertation in philosophy at the University of Reading, UK 2017. My dissertation is an attempt to answer the question of how egalitarian societies should best reduce the inequality that holds between disabled and non-disabled individuals. In my thesis I firstly analyse different definitions of disability and approaches to the question of the value of disability. I also explore and evaluate different ways in which societies can reduce this inequality. Regarding this, I focus on whether a reduction in the incidence of disabilities would lead to more egalitarian societies in the future. Here I show that there is at least one way in which reducing deprivations can, contrary to common belief, exacerbate some inequalities.

I currently work, among other things, on issues related to the evaluation of trade-offs between inequality and equality that arise from changes in the composition of populations. At the Institute for Futures Studies, I am involved in Valuing future lives.

Recently Published Works:

  • Mosquera, J. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Why Inflicting Disability is Wrong’, in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, Adam Cureton and David Wasserman (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Mosquera, J. (forthcoming 2017) ‘The Paradox of Deprivation Reduction and Inequality’, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
  • Mosquera, J. (2016) ‘Are Nonhuman Animals owed Compensation for the Wrongs Committed to Them?’ in Garmendia da Trinidade, G. & Woodhall, A. (eds.), Intervention or Protest: Acting for Non-Human Animals, Vernon Press.