Pietro Cibinel

Graduate Prize Fellow
1879 Hall, Room 212

Pietro Cibinel is a fourth-year PhD student in the philosophy department. His research is at the intersection of ethics and decision theory. His dissertation explores the connection between reasonable attitudes to risk and moral welfare distribution. The central question it explores is this: How should a society evaluate policies with uncertain outcomes, in the pursuit of the general good, when its members have different attitudes to taking risks that concern their welfare? In addressing this question, he hopes to shed some light on the nature of welfare more generally: what it is, what structure it has, and whether it is all that matters morally. Pietro holds a B.A. from Lancaster University and a B.Phil. from the University of Oxford.