Roles and subjects
Lecturer in Political Theory
BA, BHSc Auckland, MPhil Oxford
Johann is the Stipendiary Lecturer in Political Theory at Jesus College. He is also a Rhodes Scholar and doctoral candidate in political philosophy, based in Worcester College and the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Johann completed an MPhil in Political Theory with Distinction at the University of Oxford in 2021. Prior to joining the Department of Politics and International Relations, Johann was the inaugural Provost’s Scholar (2018) at Worcester College, University of Oxford and Academic Visitor in Political Theory (2019). Johann completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), where he obtained a BA in Philosophy and Politics, as well as a BHSc in Public Health.
Introduction to the Theory of Politics
Theory of Politics
Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice
Philosophy and Public Policy, Foundations of Political Philosophy
Johann’s academic interests lie broadly in contemporary moral and political philosophy. His interests are in the broad area of global justice, particularly normative questions related to global health and distributive justice. He is also interested in all aspects of applied and normative ethics, methodology in political philosophy, and the intersection between ethics and public policy.
The current focus of his doctoral research is on the demands of justice in global health.
- Johann Go. (2020). “Facts, Principles, and Global Justice: Does the Real World Matter?” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.
- Johann Go. (2020). “Two-Level Luck Egalitarianism: Reconciling Rights, Respect, and Responsibility,” Journal of Value Inquiry.
- Johann Go. (2019). “Structure, Choice, and Responsibility.” Ethics and Behavior 30, no. 3 (pp. 230-46).
- Johann Go. (2018). “Should Gender Reassignment Surgery be Publicly Funded?” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 15, no. 4 (pp. 527-34).
- Johann Go. (2018). “Mill and the Limits of Freedom of Expression: Truth, Lies, and Harm.” International Journal of Applied Philosophy 32, no. 1 (pp. 1-18).
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