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Iwao Hirose

Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Value Theory and the Philosophy of
Public Policy, McGill University, Montréal

Iwao Hirose’s research areas are normative ethics and political philosophy. More specifically, he
works on the formal features of theories of distributive justice. Hirose’s books include Moral
(2015) and Egalitarianism (2015). He co-edited Oxford Handbook of Value Theory
(2015) with Jonas Olson and Weighing and Reasoning (2015) with Andrew Reisner. Hirose is
interested to apply the results of his philosophical analysis to the practical issues arising from public
policy. The major output of his interests in public policy is The Ethics of Health Care Rationing
(2014), which he co-authored with Greg Bognar. 

Hirose began his academic career as Donnelly Junior Research Fellow at University College, Oxford
and then as Research Fellow at Harvard University. He moved to McGill University in 2007, where
he teaches and conducts research as Professor of Philosophy. He has held visiting fellowships and
professorships in Australia, Belgium, France, Israel, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom,
and the United States. He was awarded the Kitty Newman Memorial Award by the Royal Society of
Canada in 2018 and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in 2019. As a Collegium Fellow, Hirose will work
on measurement in ethics and a second edition of The Ethics of Health Care Rationing.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.