Linda Eggert

linda eggert
2022 - Early Career Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford                                                                                                                 
2021–2022 Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow, McCoy Center for Ethics in Society Stanford University (& Apple University)
2020–2021 Fellow-in-Residence, Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
2019 - Technology & Human Rights Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2016–2021 DPhil in Political Theory, University of Oxford


‘Autonomised Harming,’ Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).

‘Dirty Hands Defended,’ Journal of Moral Philosophy (forthcoming).

‘Proportionality and the Prospect of Compensation,’ Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (forthcoming).

‘Necessity and Other-Defence,’ Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming).

‘Supererogatory Rescues,’ The Journal of Philosophy 120 (2023): 229-256 (

‘Law and Morality in Humanitarian Intervention,’ Legal Theory, Vol. 28 (2022): 298–324, doi:10.1017/S1352325222000180.
‘Rights and Rules: Revisionism, Contractarianism, and the Laws of War,’ Law and Philosophy, Vol. 41 (2022): 691–715,
‘Handle With Care: Autonomous Weapons and Why the Laws of War Are Not Enough,’ Technology & Democracy Discussion Paper, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University (September 2022).
‘Compensation and the Scope of Proportionality,’ Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 122 (2022): 358–368,


Dr Linda Eggert is an Early Career Fellow in Philosophy. Linda’s work spans a range of topics in moral and political philosophy, as well as the philosophy of law. Linda is especially interested in duties to rescue; the ethics of defensive harming; issues of global and rectificatory justice; and the ethics of artificial intelligence and digital technologies. Much of her research concerns areas where these fields overlap. 

Linda completed her DPhil at Oxford in 2021. Before joining the Institute for Ethics in AI, Linda was an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University. Before that, Linda was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Since 2019, Linda has also been a Technology & Human Rights Fellow with Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Linda enjoys teaching a range of papers, from Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Practical Ethics to Theory of Politics, the Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice, and the Ethics of AI and Digital Technologies. Linda has also taught at Apple University.