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Graf Gunter

Gunter Graf received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Salzburg in 2012. Since 2008, he is a research fellow at the international research center for social and ethical questions (ifz) and since 2014 a post-doc researcher at the Center of Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg (CEPR), where he works on the project “Social Justice and Child Poverty”. His research interests are within ethics, social and political philosophy, with a focus on the capability approach as well as the philosophy of childhood and normative questions of poverty research.

At the ifz he is mainly working at the intersection between ethical theory and moral practice, being involved in projects which aim to make a difference in the “real world” – in example related to the good life and its conditions in elderly care, to ethical issues in the daily routines of a hospital or challenges that appear in modern working societies.

Gunter is part of the editorial board of the “Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie” an open-access journal in practical philosophy, together with Martina Schmidhuber, Gottfried Schweiger and Michael Zichy. As a team, they also organize the conference “Praktische Philosophie”, an annual event in the area of practical philosophy. Together with Gottfried Schweiger, he supervises the “Salzburg Contributions to Social Ethics”, the joint Working Paper Series of the CEPR and the ifz. In addition, he is co-coordinator of the network “Philosophy and Childhood”(with Gottfried Schweiger) as well as a regional network on the Capability Approach (with Bernhard Babic).

Gunter spent research periods at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the King’s College London and at SOS Children’s Villages in Namibia. Furthermore, he worked for over a year for the Peruvian social development organisation CEDRO.

His latest publications include the monograph „A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty” and the edited volume “The Well-Being of Children. Philosophical and Social Scientific Approaches“ (both with Gottfried Schweiger). A full list of publications can be downloaded here.