Iwao Hirose's Research Page

Welcome to Iwao Hirose's Research Page

I am associate professor at McGill. I came to Montreal in 2007 and, before McGill, I held research fellowship at University College, Oxford; Harvard University; and Melbourne University. I am lucky enough to have visiting posts at lovely places: Universite Catholique de Louvain; University of Stockholm; University of Tokyo; St Anne's College, Oxford; New York University; Fondation Brocher; College d'Etudes Mondiales, Paris; Waseda University; Corpus Christi College, Oxford; and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The area of my research is moral philosophy. More specifically, I work on axiology and its applicaitons to public policy.

I published three monographs: Moral Aggregation (OUP, 2015); Egalitarianism (Routledge, 2015); and The Ethics of Health Care Rationing (co-authored with Greg Bognar, Routledge, 2014). I also edited two volumes: The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory (OUP, 2015) with Jonas Olson; and Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome (OUP, 2015) with Andrew Reisner. Click the image of the book cover for further information.

Currently, I am working on two book-length projects. The first project is about ethics, metaphysics, and formal structure of population health measure (e.g. Global Burden of Disease Studies). The second is provisionally entitled "From Morality to its Constituents", where I examine how philosophers use the basic normative concepts (e.g. rationality, agency, equal respect, separateness of persons, and so on) to "state" (rather than "justify") their moral view. 

EgalitarianismThe Ethics of Health Care Rationing