Tristan Katz


  • PhD Student SNSF, Department of Geosciences
    PER 14 bu. 3.334
    Ch. du Musée 4
    1700 Fribourg

    Hours of presence:
    Monday: morning and afternoon
    Tuesday: morning and afternoon
    Wednesday: morning and afternoon
    Thursday: morning and afternoon
    Friday: morning and afternoon

    I am present almost always in the institute Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. I am usually in on the other weekdays as well, but it's better to check with me in advance.

    PER 14, 3.334

Animal ethics - wild animal welfare - utilitarian ethics - principilism


I studied ecology and philosophy (BSC) at the University of Victoria, Wellington, and 2018 I completed a MA degree in Political, Legal and Economic Philosophy at the University of Bern. Now I am combining my interests in ethics and the natural world by looking at ethical principles for wildlife conservation, which will constitute the topic of my PhD research at the University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute. In particular I am interested in how issues of animal welfare should be considered by those wanting to manage wild populations.

Research and publications

  • Catia Faria: Animal Ethics in the Wild
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  • Challenging our thinking about wild animals with common-sense ethical principles
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  • Widely Agreeable Moral Principles Support Efforts to Reduce Wild Animal Suffering
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