Sorin Baiasu

Professor of Philosophy
Keele University

Sorin is Director of the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research Centre and Co-convenor of the Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research. He has held visiting positions at the University of Sheffield, University of Vienna, University of Warwick and at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Apart from research interests in the history of moral philosophy, particularly the Kantian tradition and existentialism, he works in metaethics, with a focus on issues of normativity, normative ethics, especially on the relation between ethical and political norms, and applied ethics. One of his ongoing projects is designed to retrieve a workable notion of desert as a criterion of distributive justice, in response to dominant egalitarian objections. Currently he is writing a monograph on this topic, entitled ‘A Responsibility-enhancing Desert-sensitive Theory of Justice’.