Dan Iley-Williamson | Student | Profiles
Dan Iley-Williamson

 Dan Iley-Williamson

Research topic:
Distributive Justice and the Duties of Individuals
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Political Theory Equality Rights and justice 

Academic Profile

I am a third year DPhil student in political philosophy and College Lecturer in Politics at The Queen's College. I am supervised by Zofia Stemplowska and David Miller. Prior to the DPhil, I completed the MPhil in Political Theory (with Distinction) at Oxford, and before that I was awarded a BA in Politics and Philosophy (First Class with Distinction) from the University of York.

My research interests are predominantly within contemporary political philosophy, and I mainly focus on questions of distributive justice. My DPhil thesis considers the duties of distributive justice that directly apply to individuals. For example, I consider whether or not 'the talented' have duties of distributive justice to use their talents in socially productive ways, and I consider when, if ever, individuals are entitled to yield productive output only on the condition of receiving unequalising incentive payments. My answers to these questions presuppose the view that duties of distributive justice do directly apply to individuals, and this is a claim I defend in my thesis.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Teaching specialism and interests:

Contemporary political philosophy; the history of political thought.

Teaching experience:

College Lecturer in Politics, The Queen's College, Oxford, 2015-present. 

I have also been a tutor for the University of Oxford's UNIQ PPE Summer School.


2016-2017: Cyrill and Phillis Long Studentship, The Queen's College, Oxford (continuation of the Joint Graduate Studentship)

2014-2016: Joint Graduate Studentship in Politics & International Relations (in association with The Queen's College).

2012-2014: Hastings Senior Studentship.


'Why Capitalism?' Political Studies Review, published online before print, October 20, 2016, doi:10.1177/1478929916652149

Conference Papers and Presentations

'Why Restrict Justice?' Nuffield Political Theory Workshop, Oxford, January 2016

'Why Restrict Justice?' Graduate Political Theory Research Seminar, Oxford, November 2015

'Exploitation and Injustice: A Defence of the Distributive Paradigm', Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference, Paris, June 2015

'Exploitation and Injustice: A Defence of the Distributive Paradigm', Graduate Political Theory Research Seminar, Oxford, March 2015