Pei-Lung Cheng

Pei-Lung Cheng

PhD student

Summary: Political Philosophy; Normative Ethics; Metaethics.

Research

I'm broadly interested in moral, political, and legal philosophy. My primary research interests at this stage lie in questions about the justification of egalitarian justice. My thesis is provisionally titled The Elements of Equality: An Investigation and Defence of EgalitarianismI'm supervised by Dr Gerald Lang and Dr Daniel Elstein. (In my first year of study I was also thankfully co-supervised by Dr Matthew Noah Smith before he left Leeds.)

Talks

'Giving Distributive Equality its Due', Philosophy PG Seminar, University of Leeds, 23 Feb 2018
'Equality and Moral Arbitrariness', Philosophy PG Seminar, University of Leeds, 1 Dec 2017
'The Natural Basis of Equality and the Scalar Problem', Philosophy PG Seminar, University of Leeds, 24 Feb 2017

Tutoring

'The Good, The Bad, The Right, The Wrong' (1st year)
'Great Philosophical Thinkers' (1st year)

Qualifications

MA in Political Science, National Taiwan University, 2010
BA in Political Science, National Taiwan University, 2007