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


‘Compensating Beneficiaries' Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).

‘Necessity and Other-Defence,’ Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming).
‘Proportionality and the Prospect of Compensation,’ Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (forthcoming).

‘Autonomous Weapons and Human Rights’ in David Edmonds (ed), Living With AI: Moral Challenges (OUP, forthcoming).

‘Rethinking “Meaningful Human Control”’ is now out online, in Jan Maarten Schraagen (ed), Responsible Use of AI in Military Systems (CRC Press, 2024).

‘Autonomised Harming,’ Philosophical Studies (2023),

‘Dirty Hands Defended,’ Journal of Moral Philosophy (2023),

‘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,

‘Harming the Beneficiaries of Humanitarian Intervention,’ Ethical Theory & Moral Practice, Vol. 21 (2018): 1035–1050,



Dr Linda Eggert is an Early Career Fellow in Philosophy. Most of her work is in moral and political philosophy, and focuses on issues in normative and practical ethics and theories of justice. Linda is particularly interested in duties to rescue and the ethics of defensive harming, including in the context of wars of humanitarian intervention, the ethics of other-defence, and the nature of duties to prevent harm to others; issues in non-consequentialist ethics; global and rectificatory justice; the philosophy of human rights; and, most recently and inescapably, the ethics of delegating to AI.

Before taking up her current post, Linda was an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University and a Fellow-in-Residence with the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Linda was also a Technology & Human Rights Fellow with Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. In 2023, Linda was appointed to an Associate Professorship of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy, which she will take up in 2024. Linda completed her DPhil at Oxford in 2021.  

Linda teaches a range of papers, including Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Ethics, Practical Ethics, Theory of Politics, the Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice, and the Ethics of AI and Digital Technology.