Éliot Litalien

I am currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) at Université de Montréal. I previously held positions as Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. I hold a PhD in philosophy from McGill University.

My primary research interests are situated at the intersection of political philosophy, normative ethics and social ontology. The central focus of my work is the notion of agency and its moral significance. My research­ explores the ways in which agency and its free exercise can impose moral demands on us as individuals and as collectives. I argue, and this is the thread that can be found holding together most of my research interests, the enjoyment of agency is central to human flourishing and that the value we ascribe to our own agency, as human agents, explains a great deal of what we owe to other agents, be they individuals or collectives.

I also have in strong interest in metaethics and epistemology.