Sivert T. Ellingsen is a PhD student in philosophy at Baylor University. He previously earned a BPhil and an MPhil, both also in philosophy, from the University of Oslo in his native country of Norway. As a convert to Catholicism (and Christianity), he is especially interested in applying insights from theology and philosophy of religion to questions in other philosophical disciplines, such as political philosophy.
Michael Sandel’s “The Tyranny of Merit” is an invitation to rethink a seemingly self-evident thought, that our social and economic position should be dictated solely by whether we deserve to have that position.
Sivert T. EllingsenNovember 2, 2021