With a background in social and political philosophy, Patrick brings his expertise on environmental ethics, anticipatory ethical analysis and future scenarios, and ethics of institutions to Principia.  His work is on social and political philosophy, with a special focus on the concept of global and intergenerational domination in the context of climate change. Patrick also has interests in the ethics and political philosophy of emerging technologies and climate injustice.

He has served as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Global Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore, and as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society after receiving his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle.  He has also consulted with multinational companies on the ethical implications of unfolding future scenarios.