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Publication - COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal as Unfair Free-Riding

January 09, 2023

My research paper, "COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal as Unfair Free-Riding" was published in Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy.

In this paper, I argue that those unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccinations can be considered free-riders on the collective goods generated by a successful COVID-19 vaccination programme .

You can read my paper here.

Publication - The Rationality of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

October 06, 2023

My research paper, "The Rationality of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy" was published in Episteme.

In this paper, I argue that some vaccine-hesitant people lack epistemic trust in the COVID-19 vaccines, and that in some cases, their lack of trust can be rational.

You can read my paper here.

Morality, Epistemology & Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop

June 29, 2023

On the 29th June 2023, The University of Warwick and the University of Cologne will host an online workshop titled Morality, Epistemology, & Vaccine Hesitancy, to bring together philosophers to reflect on key epistemic and moral questions with respect to vaccine hesitancy. Click here to register.

Speakers & Titles

Joshua Kelsall – 1400

COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal as Unfair Free-riding

Stephen John - 1500

Vaccination and the Natural Veil of Ignorance


Teresa Branch - 1600

Exploring the Nexus of Scientific Testimony and Vaccine Hesitancy


Rachel Gur-Arie - 1700

Intervention Hesitancy Among Healthcare Personnel: conceptualising beyond vaccine hesitancy


Mark Navin - 1800

Making Salient Arguments About Vaccine Mandates: A California case study


Sven Bernecker - 1900

Reasonable Evidence Resistance

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