Iwao Hirose's Research Page
Welcome to Iwao Hirose's Research Page
Iwao is on leave from August 2013 through July 2014.
I came to McGill to take up the post of assistant professor in 2007. Before McGill, I held research fellowships at University College, Oxford, Harvard University, and the University of Melbourne. I also held visiting posts at Universite Catholique de Louvain, University of Stockholm, University of Tokyo, St Anne's College, Oxford, New York University, Fondation Brocher, and College d'Etudes Mondiales, Paris.
I will be visiting Stockholm University (September-October 2013), Waseda University (November 2013 - March 2014), Fondation Brocher (April 2014), and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (May-June 2014).
The area of my research is formal axiology and its applicaitons to public policy. Well, I mean ethics (metaphysics of value theory, normative ethics, medical ethics, and environmental ethics), political philosophy (distributive justice) and the philosophy of economics (non-expected utility theory and social choice theory).
I am completing three monographs: Moral Aggregation (Oxford University Press, 2014); Egalitarianism (Routledge, 2014); and the Ethics of Rationing Health Care (co-authored with Greg Bognar, Routledge, 2013). In addition, I am editing two books: the Oxford Handbook of Value Theory (Oxford University Press, 2014) with Jonas Olson; and Weighing and Reasoning (Oxford University Press, 2014) with Andrew Reisner. In 2013-14, I will start two new book projects: (1) Foundations of Value and (2) Equal Lives.