Republican freedom and perfectionism
Lars Moen is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on republicanism and political concepts. More specifically, Lars considers whether or not republicans' primary focus on institutions is adequate for achieving republican freedom. Lars has previously worked on issues in health ethics, especially related to drug addiction and child vaccination. His MSc thesis focused on the role of group agents in John Rawls's political liberalism. The thesis identifies a social choice paradox in Rawls's expecting certain groups to behave as reasonable and rational persons. Aggregating the judgments of rational individual group members will not always make the group behave as a rational person.