Brian Berkey works in moral and political philosophy (including business ethics and environmental ethics). He has written on issues such as the demandingness of morality, individual and corporate obligations of justice, ethical issues arising with regard to climate change, exploitation, effective altruism, animal ethics, collective obligations, ethical consumerism, and the relationship between ideal and non-ideal theory. He is also interested in methodological issues in ethics and political philosophy, including the appropriate role of appeals to intuitions. His work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Mind, Philosophical Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Utilitas, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Applied Philosophy.
He was appointed Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (2018-19), Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Ethics in Society (2013-15), Lecturer at University of California-Berkeley’s Department of Philosophy (2013), and Research Fellow at University of Melbourne’s Social Justice Initiative (2012).
He received his PhD in Philosophy at University of California-Berkeley, his MA in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University, and his BA in Philosophy (with honors) and Politics at New York University.