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Szentkirályi, Levente Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Szentkirályi’s research interests bridge political theory with environmental policy, and broadly consist in environmental justice and the ethics of risk. His current book manuscript with Routledge, titled The Ethics of Precaution (Routledge 2019), explores why it is morally wrong for emitters to release substances into the environment whose health effects are uncorroborated. Contrary to convention, Dr. Szentkirályi argues that actions that create uncertain threats of environmental harm wrongfully gamble with the welfare of those who may be exposed, and that despite the lack of knowledge of the health effects of exposure, emitters are morally obligated to strive to prevent exposing others to potentially harmful emissions. This work has practical implications on national and global environmental policy reform, as well as broad theoretical implications on issues of human rights, justice, and climate ethics—implications that his current research projects explore.

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  • theories of moral responsibility and the ethics of risk, environmental justice, food justice, theories of social justice, human rights, just war theory, teaching and learning

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Teaching

courses taught

  • WRTG 1150 First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (Spring 2019)
  • WRTG 3030 Writing on Science and Society (Spring 2019)
  • WRTG 1150 First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (Fall 2018)
  • WRTG 3030 Writing on Science and Society (Fall 2018)
  • WRTG 3030 Writing on Science and Society (Summer 2018)
  • WRTG 1150 First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (Spring 2018)
  • WRTG 3030 Writing on Science and Society (Spring 2018)
  • WRTG 3035 Technical Communication and Design (Spring 2018)
  • WRTG 3840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)

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